Storage forum: Running Games off an external hard drive

by: da newb August 10, 2007 2:27 PM PDT

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Running Games off an external hard drive

by da newb - 8/10/07 2:27 PM

I am going to be running Boot Camp on my Mac and I am running out of space on my hard drive. I don't want to partition too much or too little space (and I'm running out of storage in general) so I decided that it would be nice to run games off an external hard drive.

I plan on using an ESATA drive and I plan on running games such as Left 4 Dead, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Half Life 2, UT3. Essentially, the newest games (except Half Life 2). Would an ESATA drive be fast enough? Would I need to modify the external hard drive in any way? Is it even possible to run games of and external HD?

Thanks in advance.

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