4200 RPM HD vs USB 5400 RPM HD

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  1. Jorey3969 macrumors member

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    which would be faster, Running the Sims 2 from a USB HD (5400 RPM) throught USB 2.0, or running it from my iBooks 4200 RPM drive?
     
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  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    iBooks. USB 2's software controllers are much slower than even Firewire.

    I don't think your hard drive speed is going to make that much of a difference though. Your video card is more likely the problem.
     
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    why not get a HD upgrade? they're really cheap these days!
     
  5. Jorey3969 thread starter macrumors member

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    would if it didnt void applecare, btw the sims 2 is very much playable on the mac in my sig, it just lags a little when a lot of people are around. But I heard people saying it hardly plays on G5 iMacs with 128mb video cards!
     
  6. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Sims 2 is a weird game: no matter how much processing power you throw at it, it'll never run great, always "well enough".
     
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