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Best external hard drive for dell inspiron i6400?

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January 30, 2013 6:16:14 PM

Hi there :)  question for ya. I was wondering if it mattered what kind of external hard drive I got for my laptop, and which would be best for the type of laptop I have? I want for a video game that takes up a lot of space :/  I'm pretty sure that I can install it onto the external drive, but not positive. Will it effect the way the game runs?? .. Any insight you're willing to share would be greatly appreciated :)  !! (since clearly I don't know what I'm doing :p )

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January 30, 2013 6:20:52 PM

In my experience it is not optimal to run programs from an external drive, the data rates just aren't good enough for decent performance. I'm pretty sure if you tried to run a game from a USB drive it would be unbearably slow, but I've never tried lol. USB drives are more for storage and back up than actual running processes. That's my understanding anyway, I could be wrong :-) been known to happen lol
January 30, 2013 7:25:51 PM

Oh that sucks :p  Well ok, thank you for your help :)