Are External SSDs (via USB 2.0) good for capturing Gameplay on PC?

I recently became aware that the HDD I had purchased to write and store my gameplay footage only wrote at 24-26 MB/s... So now I'm in the market for an External SSD that can help me get better quality out of my captured footage. Specifically the LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 SSD: .

I read that I can get up to 480 MB/s out of USB 2.0.
Will I get these speeds out of this SSD? Will I see a major improvement in terms of video quality?
2 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about external ssds usb good capturing gameplay
  1. Best answer
    No, you will not. USB 2.0 is limited to "480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s". Source:

    There's a big difference between MB/S and Mb/S!

  2. Just buy an internal SSD and replace the slow HDD.
Ask a new question

Read More

SSD VIA Storage USB Hard Drives