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mazelda

running flight sims on an external hard drive

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Hi

Does anybody run any of the recognised flightsims from an external hard drive using usb connections either 2.0 or 3.0

and what problems might they cause? eg stuttering , slow data transfer etc I'm thinking of trying dcs or xplane on a portable hd with either a 2.0 or 3.0 connection (I have drives with both types)

thanks

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Save yourself some grief, disappointment, time & frustration...don't bother. The end result is not worth the effort, for the very reasons you asked about.

 

You would do better adding another internal drive.

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For testing it is fine, for performance sensitive uses.. not so much..

 

:mellow:

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If you running FSX or any other sim on an external hard drive, you may want that it to be USB 3.0 for a faster transfer rate, and hopefully that usb wire does not come unplugged 

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