±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Harold_Biondo
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6644

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 261
Total: 261
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Home
07: Community Forums
08: CPGlang
09: Community Forums
10: CPGlang
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Photo Gallery
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Home
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Home
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Search
29: Community Forums
30: Home
31: Community Forums
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: CPGlang
40: Home
41: CPGlang
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Photo Gallery
46: Community Forums
47: CPGlang
48: Community Forums
49: Photo Gallery
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Home
56: Community Forums
57: Photo Gallery
58: Your Account
59: Community Forums
60: Photo Gallery
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: CPGlang
66: Community Forums
67: Home
68: Community Forums
69: Downloads
70: Downloads
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: CPGlang
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Photo Gallery
77: Community Forums
78: Photo Gallery
79: Home
80: Downloads
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Community Forums
97: Your Account
98: Community Forums
99: Downloads
100: Community Forums
101: Community Forums
102: Statistics
103: CPGlang
104: Member Screenshots
105: Community Forums
106: Community Forums
107: Community Forums
108: Community Forums
109: Downloads
110: Community Forums
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Home
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Community Forums
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Community Forums
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Community Forums
123: Community Forums
124: Community Forums
125: Community Forums
126: Community Forums
127: Community Forums
128: Community Forums
129: Community Forums
130: Community Forums
131: Community Forums
132: Community Forums
133: Community Forums
134: Home
135: Community Forums
136: Community Forums
137: Your Account
138: Community Forums
139: Photo Gallery
140: Downloads
141: Photo Gallery
142: Photo Gallery
143: Photo Gallery
144: Community Forums
145: Community Forums
146: Community Forums
147: Community Forums
148: Community Forums
149: Community Forums
150: Community Forums
151: Community Forums
152: Community Forums
153: Community Forums
154: Home
155: Photo Gallery
156: Community Forums
157: Community Forums
158: Community Forums
159: Photo Gallery
160: Community Forums
161: Community Forums
162: Community Forums
163: Statistics
164: Community Forums
165: Community Forums
166: Photo Gallery
167: Community Forums
168: Photo Gallery
169: Home
170: Community Forums
171: Photo Gallery
172: Home
173: Community Forums
174: Photo Gallery
175: Community Forums
176: Community Forums
177: Home
178: Community Forums
179: Community Forums
180: Community Forums
181: Community Forums
182: Community Forums
183: Downloads
184: Community Forums
185: Community Forums
186: Community Forums
187: Community Forums
188: Home
189: Community Forums
190: Community Forums
191: CPGlang
192: Community Forums
193: Your Account
194: Community Forums
195: Home
196: Community Forums
197: Community Forums
198: Photo Gallery
199: Community Forums
200: Home
201: Community Forums
202: Community Forums
203: Community Forums
204: Community Forums
205: Community Forums
206: Community Forums
207: Community Forums
208: Community Forums
209: Community Forums
210: Home
211: Photo Gallery
212: Community Forums
213: Community Forums
214: Community Forums
215: Community Forums
216: Community Forums
217: Community Forums
218: Community Forums
219: Home
220: Community Forums
221: Community Forums
222: Photo Gallery
223: Home
224: Community Forums
225: Community Forums
226: Community Forums
227: Photo Gallery
228: Home
229: Downloads
230: Community Forums
231: Community Forums
232: Community Forums
233: Community Forums
234: News Archive
235: Community Forums
236: Home
237: Community Forums
238: Community Forums
239: Downloads
240: Community Forums
241: Home
242: Search
243: Community Forums
244: Home
245: Photo Gallery
246: Community Forums
247: Downloads
248: Community Forums
249: Community Forums
250: Community Forums
251: Community Forums
252: Community Forums
253: Community Forums
254: Community Forums
255: Community Forums
256: Community Forums
257: Community Forums
258: Community Forums
259: Community Forums
260: Community Forums
261: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Playing a game off an external HD? :: Archived
Resolve issues with your computer problems here or read about the latest computer parts and information.
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  Hardware

Topic Archived View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 814
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:20 pm
Post subject: Playing a game off an external HD?

I tried to load COD4 to my laptop, but I need 6 GB more to get it to load. I can't cull anything else from this HD. I do have a 40GB external HD that works through the USB port. Could I load it to that drive and play from there?
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
Uhu_Fledermaus
Aircraft Demolition Expert

Offline Offline
Joined: Nov 28, 2004
Posts: 4369
Location: Blaricum, The Netherlands ~GMT+1
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:08 am
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

Sorry to say that it won't as the data transfer rate is to low to activly play a game from there.....................

_________________
System: i7 2600K @ 4.7G ~1,345V| Asus P8Z68 deluxe | Corsair Hydro H100 | Mushkin Redline 8G @ 1600MHz CL7 ~1,65V | Gainward GTX580 Phanthom 3Gb | 340.52 WHQL drivers | nVidia Inspector 1.9.7.2 | 1x Vertex 3 120G for OS | 1x Samsung 840 500G for FTX_fsX | 1x Samsung 830 256G | 1x Velociraptor 600G | 3x WD 500G | CM Pro Gold 1000W | CM HAF-X | Logitech G15 Blue edition | G940 Flight System |LG Flatron E2711T 27" | Iiyama ProLite E2409HDS 24" | W7 pro SP1 x64 EN | fsX + Acc + all FTX sceneries + OZx + REX_Essentials_OD + FSGX2010 + FSGW
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 814
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:21 am
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

Oh well, there's "Plan B"...A new laptop! Okay guys, help me with some excuses I can give my wife as to why I need a new laptop since the one I have is only 2 years old. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
Chuck_71st
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 235

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:24 am
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

Buy her jewlry like Stoopy did.........Justified a nice hardware haul for him Mr. Green
Back to top
View user's profile
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:51 am
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

Hey I heard that (and it's true!)

Well....not that I'd recommend it or condone it as an intentional act or anything but the thing with laptops is, they can fall on the floor accidentally.....or left on the couch and get accidentally sat on.....or be packed in a suitcase before going on travel and have the displays cracked by the baggage equipment.....or if you live in the NorthEast right now, left out in the car overnight and then turned on in the morning while still cold as ice, and odds are the hard drive will fail for good.....why, any number of subtle yet deadly fates can fall upon these complicated and highly temperamental devices.....it'll pay bigger dividends if the death can be staged in a way that she has some involvement and subsequent guilt over... "Babe, I put that blanket over the laptop on the couch so you wouldn't sit there!!"...... Twisted Evil

And if all this were to unfortunately happen just a short time after buying her that romantic ring for cheap (cubic zirconia's are getting harder and harder to tell apart from real diamonds these days, and no one's the wiser) then you're right there in the batter's box.....

AFTER you put that external hard drive to work by backing up all important data of course (no part of the animal is wasted this way)!

(but I didn't mention any of the above!!!)

Well seriously I've never been a big fan of laptops for any entertainment or sim purposes simply because - case in point - the limited expansion capability after a short period of ownership. They're great for work stuff, but today's entertainment and sim titles are far more demaning than any office or development application.

Maybe we can talk her into a hot-rod build-it-yourself or off-the-shelf desktop system? Lots more hardware per dollar there....just a thought......

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 814
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:04 pm
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

Stoopy, a new desktop system would be easy to pass by her. Ours is 6 years old, but I can't take it on the road with me. Most of my game playing is while I am out on drilling rigs. I have a lot of hurry up and wait time, perfect for a little gaming.
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:26 pm
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

Ahh, I see. OK, I know....your company just changed wireless access protocols and the laptop you have now doesn't support that protocol and is expensive enough to upgrade that you might as well get a newer laptop that supports the new wireless access so you can email her and send her mushy love notes from the oil rig!

Think that'll work?

Or aternatively you can just tell her the honest truth, the current laptop is all crusty and doesn't have enough space on it no'mo' and you really want and need a new one and she can use the current one for email and internet access in any room of the house where the desktop system isn't.

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 814
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:09 pm
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

I think that last plan just might do the trick! Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:12 pm
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

Y'know I figured it had good odds...funny how just levelling with 'em seems to be the best option... Smile

Good luck!


_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
SnwMan0
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 04, 2005
Posts: 293
Location: Mn,USA
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:55 am
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

External HD w/ firewire will run your games ... I have a basic 7200 that i run BF2 , JO and IL-2 off of. Learned of doing this when my 10k Raptor HD got filled up. Jewelry didnt impress the mrs so plan C was use what i got.

_________________

Ullus Vicis , Ullus Qua.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 2523
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:46 am
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

If your hard drive is full of work stuff move that to the external drive to make room for the game. tell them you are doing it so that you can better secure the dtaa and also that it gives you the flexibility of having 'The Important stuff' (The hard part is keeping a straight face while saying that, you need to practice) available in case the laptop has one of the many accidents that an befall it. Rolling Eyes

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 6989
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:23 am
Post subject: Re: Playing a game off an external HD?

ROFL Bob... I like that plan! lol
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  Hardware
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours

Archive Revive
Username:
This is an archived topic - your reply will not be appended here.
Instead, a new topic will be generated in the active forum.
The new topic will provide a reference link to this archived topic.