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what is the fastest external hard drive with usb 3.0 port?

i m looking for a fast external drive to run hd movies and maybe some games if it is fast enough hence the fastness. price is not a factor. will this speed be enough to do the things I want? Thanks-
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    if it's USB 3 then they'll be within 5% of each other providing you have a 7200rpm drive, BUT even a 5300rpm can do the things you want. USB2.0 was so very limiting, USB3 is very close to direct sata speeds.
  2. 13thmonkey said:
    if it's USB 3 then they'll be within 5% of each other providing you have a 7200rpm drive, BUT even a 5300rpm can do the things you want. USB2.0 was so very limiting, USB3 is very close to direct sata speeds.


    will this be as fast as an external ssd? im not familiar how external storage works and if my usb 3.0 port can even handle the speeds if it is faster.
  3. an external ssd will be slightly faster but for the purposes you have stated it'll not be much different.
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