Will this work well?

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  1. Ray

    Ray Newbie

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    Can I use one of these to install games to and play from it while hooked up to the laptop?

    I have noticed in only installing MS flight SIm, a 2004 baseball game, Prince of Persia, and the Matrix, I have used up quite a bit of the hard drive.........I am looking at getting one of these monsters......

    I wanted to connect it to the laptop and install games to it and play them....Seems like there would be plenty of room. My main question is since I have never used this before, would it work as well as my laptop hardrive (5400rpm).......which I am very satisified with.....

    Thanks in advance......
    This is what I wanted to get to do this…….
    The Maxtor OneTouch™ drive — simply smarter storage with push-button backup. Just press the button and your files are backed up. With 300GB, you have ample room to store your videos, photos, graphics, music, and more. The drive is equipped with both FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces. Available in a new anodized aluminum case. For PC and Mac.

    Features:
    • Maxtor OneTouch™ button - the easy way to make backup copies of your files
    • Push the button!
    • Ideal for editing video and creating high-end graphics
    • Dual interfaces:
    o FireWire compatible — up to 400Mb/sec data transfer rates
    o USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible — up to 480 Mb/sec data transfer rates
    • Anodized aluminum case
    • Customizable OneTouch button
    • Plug and play storage
    • Expandable storage:
    o Connect up to 62 FireWire devices
    o Connect up to 127 USB 2.0 devices with USB hubs
    • Hot swappable
    • Dantz® Retrospect Express™ software included
    • Desktop disaster recovery
    • Power on/off button and power management utilities included
    • Quick and easy installation
    • PC and Mac compatible
    • 300GB holds up to:
    o 23 hours of DV video
    o 300 hours of MPEG video
    o 300,000 digital photos
    o 75,000 MP3 files
    • Windows System Requirements:
    o Pentium II class equivalent processor or higher
    o Windows® 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP
    o Cd-ROM drive
    o 64MB of RAM
    o Available FireWire or USB 2.0, 1.1 port
    o Internet connection (for system updates)
    My laptop is a CTO Pavilion zd7000 series notebook
    - Pentium(R) 4 3.06 GHZ w/HT
    - Microsoft(R)Windows(R) XP Pro
    - 1.0GB DDR SDRAM(2X512MB)
    - 80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
    - Microsoft(R) Works/Money
    - 4x DVD+RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive
    - 54g Wireless LAN
    - 17" WVA WXGA+ (1440x900)
    - 128MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) FX Go5600

    Thanks again,

    Ray
    [:)]

    Ray from Kingwood, Texas
     
  2. schmalfeld

    schmalfeld Notebook Geek

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    Are you wanting to store these games on this drive or are you wanting to actually run them from it. I am not sure you will be able to run the games from the drive. I very well could be wrong, and I have never used it. I would call the company or the store you are planning to buy it from and see what they say. If all else fails make sure you keep your recepit and give it a try :)

    HP zd7000 :: 17" WVA WXGA+ (1440 x 900) :: P4 3.06 GHz with HT :: 512MB DDR :: 64MB GeForce FX Go5600 :: 54G Wireless :: 60GB 5400 RPM HD :: XP Pro
     
  3. Ray

    Ray Newbie

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    I want to install them to the hard drive and with the hard drive plugged in play them. We have numerous games and I can see now that it would take no time at all to fill the existing 80 gig hd. I noticed that the 250 version of this external drive has 8mb cache and also a 7200 spindle speed...........both better than what is in my laptop.

    Ray from Kingwood, Texas
     
  4. Slat

    Slat Notebook Evangelist

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    You'll be fine. Games only load from the hard drive, its actually never accessed during gameplay.
     
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