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Not that long really. Hey there! . I moved WoW folder from HDD to SSD and It loaded faster to Legion Dalaran than before!Some areas i had problems too, also loading asap.SSD is worth it. I just wanted to find out if it is possible for me to play the games that I have already installed on my xbox ones external hard drive on my laptop via the Xbox app for pc? External hard drives are also convenient for transferring files from one device to another. Don't even need write permissions to play wow now. So I have an external hard drive and I want to put wow including burning crusade onto it to play. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Can you play WoW (or other games) from an External Hard drive? I have no clue when it comes to computers, I just like playing games! However, there seems to be some confusion about whether or not choosing an SSD over a hard drive will have an impact on your in-game performance. Not only is it not on your computer, which will make your dad happy, but you can then take the hard drive with you to play the game on any computer which is capable of playing … In other news, fire is hot, water is wet. I purchased an external SSD and have noticed zero difference in loading times, despite being told that the fact that it's connected via USB wouldn't matter, it would run the same as an internal SSD. If you’re using a flash drive, insert it into the USB slot. Run the Memory Diagnostic Tool to fix any errors in your computer's physical memory. Installation does more than just copying files, they usually create references in your registry that allow it to look for the files it needs to run . As others have said both WoW and the Battle.net app are happy to run off an external drive. By save games will not be posted and votes can not be stored on the drive intimidating a. About a year downloaded onto a storage drive so she can just hook it in gameplay/loading times via.... 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