Ext HD quick enough for games?

Discussion in 'Games' started by scarer, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. scarer macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2003
    I have a Lacie firewire 800 7200rpm ext hard drive. Will that be quick enough to play games from? The typical sort of games would be Quake 3, UT, Halo.

    Thanks in advance

    G4 17" Powerbook 1Gb RAM 1Ghz
  2. jazzman45 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2003
    lawrence, ks
    yes, definitely!

    even normal firewire would be fine. 800Mb/sec = 100megabytes/second. I've never heard of a hard drive being able to go that fast even. So it very well may be faster than your PB hard drive because that's only 5400 RPM compared to 7200 RPM.
  3. johnnowak macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2003
    New York, New York
    I pay raven shield maxed out on my powerbook and that's only a 4200RPM drive.

    All stuff is loaded into RAM and VRAM anyway really.

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