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USB 3.0 External drive

I currently run a homebuilt Win 7 desktop.

I have USB 3.0 ports available. Can I run a external USB 3.0 as my main HDD?
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  1. Windows won't install on an external drive. There is a bit of a work-around though.

    http://runwin7fromusb.blogspot.com/2008/11/installing-windows-7-6801-on-vmware.html
  2. :ouch: :ouch: :ouch: :ouch:


    In going through all this, will this improve performance over a Hitachi 7200 RPM SATA3 internal HDD?

    This is the overall objective.
  3. How can it? Your drive is limited by how fast the platters spit data out to the interface, not the interface (at least in USB3 vs. sata case. USB2 is a bit slow).

    If you want a faster drive, get a SSD or a 10k or a 15k rpm drive.
  4. hang-the-9 said:
    How can it? Your drive is limited by how fast the platters spit data out to the interface, not the interface (at least in USB3 vs. sata case. USB2 is a bit slow).

    If you want a faster drive, get a SSD or a 10k or a 15k rpm drive.



    Thank you. That is the answer I needed to make my decision.
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  5. skeeter03307 said:
    Thank you. That is the answer I needed to make my decision.
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    You just asked the wrong question. Should have just asked "will an external USB3 drive be faster than an internal".
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    In my time of life sometime the wrong question produces the right answer. Thanks :hello: :hello: :hello: :hello:
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    skeeter03307 said:
    I currently run a homebuilt Win 7 desktop.

    I have USB 3.0 ports available. Can I run a external USB 3.0 as my main HDD?
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    can, but install on external usb disk will be not easy. depending on the motherboard if can detect the external HDD when installing the windows.
    And you have to keep on plugin the external HDD on the same port once you successful installed the windows. The usb HDD cannot plugin to other usb port and PC to boot up. Whole Data cannot be loaded and readable on the other device if you are formate the system to NTFS.
    Quite troublesome.
    so, think about it before you install the windows to external HDD
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