Any impact on load speed? (Gaming)

by stabbim @, Des Moines, IA, USA, Monday, March 13, 2017, 15:26 (77 days ago) @ CyberKN

Don't be. The (theoretical) transfer rate of USB 3.0 is nearly as high as 3rd-generation SATA, and certainly high enough that it's not going to impact the speed of a platter-based mechanical hard drive.

As far as practical experience, I can only speak for the XBone side, but the built-in hard drive in that thing is 5400RPM. I use a 7,200RPM external drive, and games actually load faster from that. The improved performance of the drive itself was more significant than the interface.

I haven't found an official spec for the RPM on the drive Korny posted. It's probably 5400RPM, but even that should put it on level footing with the internal drive.

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