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Playing games on an external drives

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I had this idea for like years ago but didn’t find any answer so I decided to ask the community for answer. Can you run games on external hard drive or ssd equivalent? Because with my understanding we install games outside the system drive (C:/) and game initiate all the dlls from that drive to play so can it be done? 

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9 minutes ago, Hongky98 said:

I had this idea for like years ago but didn’t find any answer so I decided to ask the community for answer. Can you run games on external hard drive or ssd equivalent? Because with my understanding we install games outside the system drive (C:/) and game initiate all the dlls from that drive to play so can it be done? 

It would be great if this becomes a video 

yes just download the game to the external drive 


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Just now, scuff gang said:

yes just download the game to the external drive 

Just make sure your connector is sufficiently quick. 


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Just now, Bombastinator said:

Just make sure your connector is sufficiently quick. 

it will still work even if you have slow connection its just the boot time will be slow


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15 minutes ago, Hongky98 said:

I had this idea for like years ago but didn’t find any answer so I decided to ask the community for answer. Can you run games on external hard drive or ssd equivalent? Because with my understanding we install games outside the system drive (C:/) and game initiate all the dlls from that drive to play so can it be done? 

It would be great if this becomes a video 

Yes you can and people do it but the issues u will face will be accidentally unplugging the drive and slower boot times

 

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41 minutes ago, scuff gang said:

it will still work even if you have slow connection its just the boot time will be slow

And every loading screen.


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6 hours ago, Arika S said:

completely depends on the drive. one of my external drives is actually faster than my internal (both barracudas)

Just interchange them XD

 

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