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#1 adi022000

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

Hi!
I am thinking about buying a new gaming laptop. I am thinking about:
A. Acer Aspire (VX5-591G-76BV)
B. Dell Inspiron 15 7000

As Dell has both SSD and HDD, Acer has only 500GB SSD, so I would have to pick an external drive - Do you know how big diffrence is between an external and integrated harddrive? How many FPS would I lose due to moving onto an external one?

PS. I play mostly MOBA games if that matters

I hope that you will give me a great advise ;)

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#2 Planemaster2

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:02 PM

You won't lose any FPS but it will take a world to load.

 

For example, I downloaded World of Tanks onto my USB stick and ran from there, 25 minutes later, it loaded up the login screen.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:16 PM

Was that USB 3.0 or 2.0? I am thinking about external USB C, does that make any change?

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:10 PM

If you USB 3.0 or C the speed should be close to being installed internally.  If you use an external SSD instead of a mechanical drive you should have decent performance.  As work I transfer data via a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter and can copy 90GB in 30 minutes.






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