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Meh.  Samsung 860 Evo 1TB is so cheap these days I'd just get 2 of those.


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I would think that would add a significant amount of stutters (while loading) since the SATA ports are generally faster than USB. Is that USB 2.0 or 3.0? SATA runs at 6.0 gbps, USB 3.0 runs at 5 gbps, USB 2.0 runs at 480 mbps. Here is a good article about transfer speeds -- https://www.quora.com/How-long-will-it-take-to-transfer-a-1-GB-file-size-on-a-USB-2-0-and-a-USB-3-0-drive

That article points out that the USB speeds noted above are theoretical maximums and in real life are slower.

I agree with Ryan that you should be using SSDs if you have available internal ports. During Black Friday, saw a 2 Gb SSD for $229 at Newegg. 1 Gb SSDs are running between $80 and $110.

I use a WD Elements drive for storage of installation files and backups but not to execute from.

What are your PC's specs?

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Hope this helps.

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Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK, Blk Ed MB; Intel I7-4790K CPU (@4.5 Ghz); Deepcool 240 AIO Cooler; 16 Gb G.Skill RAM (F3-2400); Win10 Pro (P3D V5 HF2); 2 Samsung 1Tb SSDs;Toshiba 3Tb hard drive; Gigabyte Aorus Extreme 1080ti 11Gb VRAM; Toshiba 43" LED TV @ 4k;

 

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