Games on which harddrive?

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Ok, I just bought an external case usb 2.0 for my 120 gb hdd so I could hook it up to my laptop. Now should I run the games on my laptop 80gig 4200 rpm drive or run it through to my 120 7200 rpm? Now I would totally pick my 120 due to the rpm speeds but would there be a downgrade in speed due to the hard drive going through the usb2.0?
 

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Put the games on the 7200 RPM. I'm not sure how fast USB 2.0 is, I think it's pretty fast. My 7200 RPM HDD only reads at about 40-50MBps.
 

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That's what I was thinking, I wasn't sure if the usb 2.0 would cause latency issues or not.
 

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You arent going to get latency issues period because games preload most of the files they need. The only latency problem you might encounter is a bigger or smaller initial load time. Depending on how fast your usb controller is vs the throughput of a slow 4500rpm drive. You can download sisoftsandra from guru3d.com and benchmark both drives.. I'd use whichever is faster (less load = more gaming).
 

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So basically the rpms only affect the speed of loading up the game rather than actual game play?
 
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