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Playing games with external ssd much faster than internal sad?

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Does playing games that's installed inside external ssd will have much faster game boot time and performance and faster OS boot time and loading start up screen or internal is better? 

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Assuming its plugged into a USB 3.0, it'll make almost no difference.

 

Games barely benefit between a HDD and SSD, let alone internal to external SSD.

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8 minutes ago, RKRiley said:

Assuming its plugged into a USB 3.0, it'll make almost no difference.

 

Games barely benefit between a HDD and SSD, let alone internal to external SSD.

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Guess you like long loading times

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SATA vs USB3. SATA win.

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20 minutes ago, veltix said:

Does playing games that's installed inside external ssd will have much faster game boot time and performance and faster OS boot time and loading start up screen or internal is better? 

The drive doesn't matter at all if it's about gaming performance. Loading times however are effected by it. The best loading times you would get with an internal SSD. Then the external SSD and as last the HDD. The reason that the external SSD performs slower in loading is because of the interfacing delay the USB controller gives towards the CPU. Though it is neglect-able, when comparing raw IOPS (Inputs/Outputs Per Second) it will drastically lower the numbers due the extra introduced delay. USB Controllers tend to give between 5ms (if you have a fairly good controller on your motherboard/processor) to even 200ms if you got a bad one. Where the SATA interface has a much faster connection speed (as in delay between signals, not transfer rate) to the CPU. HDD is just straight out slower due the fact it's mechanical.

 

But for overal FPS etc, it doesn't matter at all.

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23 minutes ago, Teddy07 said:

Guess you like long loading times

Most games I play the load times are CPU limited, barely budge disk read/write utilisation and run just fine off a fileserver network share.

Some games do benefit noticeably from an SSD though.

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Most games only take a while to load before you actually start playing, once you are in the game loading times really don't matter, as games "actively" load anyway. I would buy a big HDD instead. USB SSDS aren't worth it, they are limited to USB speeds and they will wear out faster if you don't eject them properly, USB HDDS only have a life span of about 4-5 years where as IDE/SATA drives can last for years, I sill have a HDD from 2003 that would be working if I hadn't have dropped it down the stairs xD 

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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