1. eriol33

    OP eriol33 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    is there any performance penalty if you load your roms from portable drive, say for emulators like dolphin, cemu, or pcsx2?
     
  2. Mikemk

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    Well, it'll be slower than your hard drive, but still faster than a spinning disc, so go ahead.
     
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    other than load times and the risk of accidentally disconnecting it while in use, not really
     
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    I presume these emulators have not taken to loading ROMs (or ISOs as the case may be) into RAM. If not I also assume they don't emulate load times. What type of external drive -- if you are for some reason rocking a USB2.0 drive here then the 30 megs a second it will rock (also with CPU penalty) will possibly make a difference (though it is still just about what some reckon the Wii U's speeds are).
    If so then yeah look to find some lower load times than internal hard drives.
     
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    i think dolphin is the only one that preloads to ram
     
  6. Mikemk

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    Dolphin supports emulating DVD read speeds & timings, though I think (would hope) it's disabled by default.
     
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