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External Hard Drive For Gaming?


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#1 Niniane

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:38 AM

Pardon my ignorance (and apologies if this has been asked before) but is it possible to use an external hard drive as the drive to install a new game to? My son has bought a new game but does not have enough hard drive space to install it (without deleting some of the stuff currently on his internal hard drive) and asked me if buying an external hard drive might solve the problem. I have heard that these hard drives can be slow so this might cause problems - if it is possible at all. Any ideas?

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:54 AM

An external harddrive can be used the same way as your internal one.

In regards to the installation, when your going through the set up just select the external drive as the location to install.

Using USB2.0 or firewire will run sufficient, for USB2.0 you would need to make sure the ports and MOBO support it
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:13 AM

Thanks for that.....I'm ok with the installation but what is MOBO?

Is there a particular type I should be looking for?

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:24 AM

sorry my fault there, MOBO is short for motherboard, you should be able to look up in the user manual if its USB2.0 compatible or if you want post you motherboard manufactor and model number up and i'll check for you.

External harddrive wise any will do (obv get whichever size you want) but get one with its own power supply so then its not drawing power from your computer
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:30 AM

It's not your fault, I should have realised! I'm fairly sure the computer is USB 2.0 compatible but will make sure before I buy anything.
Thanks so much for your help - and the tips!

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:56 AM

No problem!
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