Hacking Do we anyone use a thumb drive for ext hdd?

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I have an ext hdd that's 1 tb but i don't want to have to plug it in each time I use it.

Can a thumb drive work as good or will it get too hot?
 

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A thumb drive works just as a HDD does. Its just people recommend an HDD because a thumb drive isn't meant for constant reads or heavy writes.
Im sure if you have a good quality USB thumb drive, it would work fine. No need to get a USB 3.0 drive, the Wiiu doesnt have a USB 3.0 port.
 

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A thumb drive works just as a HDD does. Its just people recommend an HDD because a thumb drive isn't meant for constant reads or heavy writes.
Im sure if you have a good quality USB thumb drive, it would work fine. No need to get a USB 3.0 drive, the Wiiu doesnt have a USB 3.0 port.
Getting a USB 3 disk is still a good idea, since they tend to have better read/write speeds than USB 2. While the full potential won't be realised in a USB 2 port, it reduces the risk of being bottlenecked by the storage medium as opposed to the port.

Also you have a better drive to reuse if you decide to upgrade.

But, yeah. You probably won't be abusing the poor disk too much by running games on it. It's erase cycles that are the real killer of NAND flash, and game saves aren't very intensive.
 
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