This is good to know (not the advertising guy above) I hate redownloading games.
Now, I don't know how that particular SSD model compares to others, but as I doubt there are SSDs with nearly twice the speed, as long as you have a slot for USB 3.0 on your computer, you shouldn't be bottlenecked by that.
Here is a link to an example drive;
Last edited by Vengfulr3ap3r; 2012-08-20 at 01:16 PM.
I'm not saying you're wrong by any stretch of the imagination, but I still think my statement holds when comparing to that product.
So far what i'm seeing after my last hour of researching, is that USB 3.0 cannot achieve a real world speed of 500MB/s read. If you can link me to an article, or a benchmark, or anything proving otherwise I will stand corrected. But as it stands no usb 3.0 drive can achieve 500MB/s, and as such a sataIII ssd will be limited by the USB 3.0 connection. here is a picture of a benchmark of a samsung 830 connected via a usb 3.0 external enclosure. http://i47.tinypic.com/28hhfgg.jpg taken from this thread http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1963101 as you can see the max read is less then 500MB/s proving that it does indeed bottleneck the drive.
Now if your choice is between a sataIII ssd external, and a HDD external? By all mean's go for the ssd. It will perform almost double of what the HDD would. Because a HDD would get.. maybe 100MB sustained through usb3 and the SSD would perform better, But it is still slower then if you were to connect the SSD it's self to a sata III port on your mobo, assuming you can and your mobo supports sataIII
Again, this is strictly a theory, and if it can be proven that due to a limitation with the USB 3.0 system design (and nothing else) an SSD cannot utilize its full read speed, the theory is an immediate bust. So far, though, the theory seems to hold.
Last edited by Vengfulr3ap3r; 2012-08-21 at 01:32 PM.
Hi all ;-)
I didn't try to copy game yet but my friend tried as you suggested and copied whole gw2 directory (those 3 or so files) and when he tried to load launcher on another comp it just started downloading whole client again... Any toughts?
Also, I need to bring gw2 to office and I can't download anything huge on my comp at the office since it has only mobile usb net with some limitations so I have to bring whole game from home on external disk. If it cant be copied that would suck :-\
I don't get how to put it on your usb and then play?
can someone help me
I guess that's what I overpay for haha.
Last edited by Lazuli; 2014-01-20 at 03:50 PM.