Is this possible:

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by SavageWaffle, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. SavageWaffle

    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 13, 2008
    United States
    New York
    Im not buying, but im planning on buying a "gamer" desktop. Im not even sure if im going to buy it. But, hard drives... Wow. But im thinking, if i can buy like a 10 gb external hd, and download my OS on it. Then buy a INTERNAL hard drive(main) and download my stuff there. Is that possible, or is it just crazy talk.
  2. Urza

    Urza hi

    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
    Comprehensive sentences please.
  3. Westside

    Westside Sogdiana

    Dec 18, 2004
    Guantanamo bay
    Good luck with that, I know that it is possible, but the stability sucks. On top of that USB will REALLY slow down your system's performance since the system loads of that thing. I have a short list of BASIC externals that works with XP if you still want it.
  4. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    it might but it would suck horribly!!!
  5. Beware

    Beware GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 5, 2007
    United States
    Why not use a pen drive? I've heard running an OS from one of those isn't all that bad.

    EDIT: BTW, it is crazy talk. That was probably the most unintelligible post I've read in a while, but I think I deciphered it correctly:

    I plan to buy a gaming desktop computer in the near future, maybe. I may or may not buy one, it is still up in the air. But, hard drives...WOW....Actually, I have no idea what half of that says.
  6. notnarb

    notnarb Not narbing it up

    Jun 18, 2007
    I would change one thing: leave the 10gig hard drive inside the computer
  7. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    10GB isn't enough for an OS. You REALLY don't want to install all your programs to the storage drive (4GB OS + 8GB game = over 10GB) because they would be hell to uninstall and would cause other major issues. An 80GB internal for OS and program, with 250GB or higher external for storage is the best setup.
  8. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    1) it would be too slow
    the OS is accessed constantly, it should always be and internal hard drive

    2) buy a main hard drive, about 80GB which will store OS and programs and maybe some games...
    then buy a second, about 500GB to store all your stuff on or an external