playing wow from external ssd

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Other than the fact that I was able to move Wow and sims 4 to the SSD to clear up space on my harddrive, it was a waste of money. Is this even possible or not? 2013-10-11, 05:35 PM #5. In PoE for example SSD is pretty much required unless you are fine with waiting on each portal, which doesn't make sense since the game nowadays is all about speed. Did the redditor check the times a second time? Castle Nathria Raid Finder Wing 2 Now Live! I install from the Microsoft store sea of thieves. I truthfully do not think running WoW (and Win ofc) without an SSD will result in a great experience anymore. Either way, OP is looking to store games. Is it feasible? A 250 GiB SSD costs 30€/$, this no longer a luxury product. I purchased an external SSD and have noticed zero difference in loading times, despite being told that the fact that it's connected via USB wouldn't matter, it would run the same as an internal SSD. You do realize the first load of the day is always the slowest. Can i load up wow in a ext SSD via usb 3.0 and play it from there. Steam is very flexible. Also "If you're looking at performance upgrades", I'm sorry to say this, but this is literally the last part when it comes to performence in WoW. Just run your full Steam library off Samsung’s T5 external SSD “Running games from a USB drive, are you mad? The longest I have waited in BFA or legion was about 10 seconds max. I have an external SSD (500GB Samsung T5) connected via USB C to a surface book 2. Yea im sure loading into new dala is still 5-10 seconds, that's just one loading screen, lets see a few more. I got PC with NVMe (Corsair Force MP510B, 980GB, ls. For most bang for your buck, SSD is by far the best (better than RAM, CPU, Graphics Card), especially for an older machine. The comparison is incorrect, you can get decently good speeds from an HDD if what you want to use is at the front (beginning) of the disk itself. © Valve Corporation. If you can … 1. Grab a cheap 100GB+ SSD and only install WoW on it and other essential apps, and you're good. I only have a 250GB internal SSD and, as I am now missing some storage space to install new games, I was wondering if it would be feasable to install and play games from an external SSD drive. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. Metal Gear Solid V, on a system SSD and I could not detect any difference in terms of lag or disruption. If you have lower FPS cpu, gpu, ram are a lot more meaningful upgrades before an SSD, heck if I have to be honest I'd first buy a better monitor before an SSD.I myself am running an nvme on my gaming PC, but I know that a lot of people can't afford upgrades and I think it's misleading to tell them that this will give them performence upgrade past the load times.For those that have the extra money yes SSD/NVME is a must and you have no excuse not to have one. I've been using the same 500gb one for awhile and plan on transferring it over to my new pc when I finish getting the last of the parts later in the year. Never. I went from 10-15 seconds loading a character into a major city during peak hours to under 5 seconds with an SSD. It is the perfect option for you if you’re always on the move and thanks to its compact design, you can always have it with you. Any USB 3.0 HDD that has 32MB's of Cache or more is sufficient overkill for gaming . Awhile back, I looked at game performance on an external hard drive. Close. Diese Frage stellen sich vor allem Gamer ziemlich häufig, denn zum Thema SSD vs. HDD gibt es immer noch reichlich Verwirrung. I'm not saying that an HDD will beat an SSD, but the load time is definitely going to be a lot lower than that. The SanDisk Extreme Portable External SSD – USB-C has become a favorite on the market due to its ability to transfer files of large sizes in a relatively short amount of time. ". Yes there are SSDs at that price and while they can't be compared to the top models they will do just fine in games. No, it will work fine on as many PCs as you like. You can move games between computers without any issue. Yes it will be possible to do this, the easiest way to do it would be to simply (re)install World of Warcraft making sure to opt for the "advanced" option rather than typical install. that's also a strictly write-to situation. Otherwise ill have to not play this expansion. Deleted. I got new PC with NVMe (Corsair Force MP510B, ls. Well i do get it but i bought a SSD and it broke in less then a year...so yeah not fun times...i dont feel like changing it every year. Especially considering even a 500gb one will work early til you can upgrade to a 1gb one. For those that can't afford it, you will be fine with playing the game, but if you do want to get an SSD, but money is tight you can always just skip 1 month of playing WoW and get a cheap 120GB SSD for $15. This will let you pick an install directory. But I literally can't FIT the game. SSDs are better in every way possible and they aren't even expensive anymore. I purchased an external SSD and have noticed zero difference in loading times, despite being told that the fact that it's connected via USB wouldn't matter, it would run the same as an internal SSD. I have wow on a regular hard drive and use mY SSD for other games, and I have literally NEVER had any load screen take that long anywhere in Legion, BFA, or any other expansion. I have been using a USB to play WoW for the last 2 years because i often play from a net cafe (Raiding is more fun when half your raid is next to you and half of my raid is IRL friends). Now that WoW is about 90gb... That's literally overloading my poor little SSD … Changing the mapping for Dropbox, Google Drive, and/or OneDrive from SSD to HDD often frees up a lot of space. Tech Support. Some in the userapps. But keep in mind that Shadowlands doesn't require an SSD, its just a really good idea. Otherwise ill have to not play this expansion. While Shadowlands will still launch with an HDD, it won't with outdated GPU. For World of Warcraft on the PC, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Anyone had any experience playing WoW on a USB HDD? Your images don't need an SSD's load time, but a game you play certainly does. No "test" needed; of course it will work. Tech Support. I think it's been more then enough time to start having SSDs as a minimum. Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). WoW however is irrelevant when it comes to load times, so it can hardly count as performence upgrade. I've got an SSD for system stuff and one for WoW.. seeing as the latter only has about 10 gigs of free space left, I recon it's time for an upgrade. World of warcraft, ssd vs hdd loading difference VaBaden. At that point you will be able to browse to the external hard drive and create a new folder called "WoW" and install! Seit dem Aus von Win to Go gibt es offiziell keine Möglichkeit Windows 10 auf ein externes Speichermedium wie einer SSD oder USB-Stick zu installieren. Aber der Speicherplatz auf diesem Laufwerk reicht nicht und die Computerleistung ist auch langsam. I have a 1 TB external I'm not putting to good use... and a 256gb SSD. Da die Preise für SSD-Festplatten in den letzten Jahren gesunken sind, wechseln immer mehr Zocker von normalen HDD-Festplatten zu SSDs, um ihre Lieblingsspiele zu installieren. How you … Hi Steam Community! This article walks you through the best external hard drives for gaming on the market, giving you a look at the top HDD options available. Other than the fact that I was able to move Wow and sims 4 to the SSD to clear up space on my harddrive, it was a waste of money. The game files for WOW are put into your hard drive under the normal list of files for either 32 or 64 level. Ich habe bei einem Gewinnspiel die externe Festplatte SSD T5 von Samsung gewonnen. Right-click any steam game > properties > local files > move install folder. If you already have it just throw your existing WoW install on it and see how it plays out. What i'm worried about is some kind of anti-piracy feature, where if you plug the ssd into a computer that wasn't the one the game was installed on, it refuses to run. I get the possibly a corrupt install alrt when i try to launch. Do they even make those adapters without an enclosure though? Make sure you are plugging the SSD into a USB 3.0 plug. If you play different PC make sure to copy over your mods and saves. “Ich habe momentan WoW auf dem C: Laufwerk installiert. HDDs are fine for just general file storage but in terms of OS bootup and games SSDs kick the crap out of them anyday of the week. An external SSD is certainly feasible. Windows 10 auf externe SSD installieren. Many save files are located in your user documents. Also yea don't buy actual external SSDs; just get SATA SSD, they are sealed drives anyways; not exposing any PCB like a HDD would. Loading... Unsubscribe from VaBaden? Using an external HDD has saved my sanity on more occasions than I care to admit, and I will always recommend this solution. it's 2020 and somehow beyond me how anybody, especially a pc gamer, would still use HDDs. Can i load up wow in a ext SSD via usb 3.0 and play it from there. And if so, what would be the best choice: Samsung T5 1TB external SSD or Samsung 970 EVO PLUS M.2 NVME 1TB with enclosure or Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. I'm thinking off getting an external ssd, and moving the entire steam application (games, client and all) to the ssd, so I can play on my PC at home and my laptop when travelling - both have 3.1 so speeds should be fine. Moving both the OS and WoW to SSD was night and day difference for many aspects, like loading screens. Reply With Quote. It’s finally possible to get movies on an external hard to play on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch! Every other legacy game i install to the SSD runs. Can you play Shadowlands from an external SSD? P.s. Die Frage ist nun ob ich sie behalten soll oder doch lieber verkaufen soll. Is it feasible? Full review at http://notebookcheck.netAs part of the full review I tested WoW on the platform. My 128gb HD has about 60gb of space after bloatware so shadowlands isn't fitting. With the iOS 13+ and iPadOS, Apple changes the game for all iDevices users with official external drive support for iPad and even the iPhone and iPod. you do not have to redownload/install WoW anyways ^^ just copy -> paste to your new drive after installing your OS on it. Posted by 16 hours ago. However, what about installing the steam app and also the games on an external ssd? Facts that affect loading speed (from top to bottom):* Storage Technology: SSD@m2/PCI > SSD@SATA > SSD@USB > HDD* CPU Speed: reading data from disk involves decompression of the game data and anti-virus scanning* Amount of memory: bigger RAM allows read ahead caching of disk reads (so it will speed up reading data from slow storage like HDD a bit)* Network speed and latency (the WoW client must fetch dynamic data like player characters in a certain area)* Server load on WoW realm (logging in on a high or full realm can slow down loading a lot, as the client must wait for the dynamic data - see above)So there are certain parts which can be tweaked, but having a fast file storage has the strongest effect for sure. Blizzard should sell SSD's through their gameshop so people can buy them with gold. Once things are loaded into memory (RAM) then your overall play is not much different. I have tried playing the same game, e.g. I use an external SSD for video capture where my HDD has lagged behind but with it connected via USB 3.1 or 0 it's left something to be desired. What kind of potato do they need to be running wow on to have a 1 min 27 seconds load time in the Vindicar. Can you play Shadowlands from an external SSD? 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Remember you don't need a 500 GB SSD, you can have an SSD and an HDD on your PC and be just fine. All rights reserved. SSDs will copy the files quicker than HDDs, and a standard like USB 3.2 will speed things up compared to USB 3.0. It's up to Blizzard to make sure you don't need to buy new hardware to play a 16 year old game. I'm thinking off getting an external ssd, and moving the entire steam application (games, client and all) to the ssd, so I can play on my PC at home and my laptop when travelling - both have 3.1 so speeds should be fine. You should be able to swap the hard drive in your laptop with an SSD and improve the performance of your entire computer as well as WoW. Kann ich das Spiel auf einen anderen Speicherort verschieben, um den Platz zu schaffen?” Haben Sie eine neue SSD und wollen Sie World of Warcraft auf die neue Festplatte übertragen, ohne das Spiel neu zu installieren? With simple plug-and-play form factors, you can play your favorite titles through a simple USB connection! Originally Posted by dejec1989. People with really old hardware should be more concerned about their GPU. ... Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play … Then connect using SATA-to-USB3 adapter. If you need to load stuff forever that's their failure and players shouldn't have to buy new hardware just to keep playing their game. Download PTR today and check if the game launches. If you can get WoW on to an SSD do so, you will not look back and you will not be able to play WoW on a HDD again, the loading speeds on an SSD are just stupidly fast compared to HDD. 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