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    Just out of curiosity has anybody tried to run a flight sim program from an external SSD via a USB 3 connection? If so, is it feasible?



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    Quote Originally Posted by johnost View Post
    Just out of curiosity has anybody tried to run a flight sim program from an external SSD via a USB 3 connection? If so, is it feasible?



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    Yes, but sloooooooww...
    Keep the main program on the main SSD. Move ancillary files - those that only load on startup - to the USB slot SSD.

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    Thanks for your reply. That is pretty much what I expected, but I was thinking that external SSD's claim read/write speeds around 500MB/sec, which would be around 2sec/GB - not that bad?



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    Quote Originally Posted by johnost View Post
    Thanks for your reply. That is pretty much what I expected, but I was thinking that external SSD's claim read/write speeds around 500MB/sec, which would be around 2sec/GB - not that bad?



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    An external USB3 SSD will be slower than an internal SSD, but still reasonably fast. USB2, on the other hand, would be much, much slower. If possible, an internal SSD would still be preferable though.

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    Thanks - I think you are right!



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    I always keep important programs on SSD, they run faster this way, better stick to this option)

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