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Post by baddd60 on Sat 28 Oct 2017, 14:08

Will the Sims4 game and Mods run well on an external SSD?

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Post by Ageha on Sat 28 Oct 2017, 15:39

Hi @baddd60 ,

I'm running my sims (and most other games) fine on and my external disk. Do take note that Mods are actually stored inside the Documents folder and that can't be moved.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 28 Oct 2017, 15:42

@baddd60 wrote:Will the Sims4 game and Mods run well on an external SSD?


What I can tell you, that the game will (normally) run fine on external drives. But whether that external disc is an HDD or an SSD, I'm not so sure that game performance in TS4 will be that much different. Slightly better maybe on an SSD, but I don't think by much.

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Post by baddd60 on Sat 28 Oct 2017, 17:41

As far as settings on an external SSD.....I think I read where you can do game play settings with Sims4 at high performance without lag.  Is this true or does it depend on your particular system?

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Post by Kanji on Sat 28 Oct 2017, 17:58

That depends on the rest of your system. I believe it depends on the type of usb for lag.

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Post by baddd60 on Sat 28 Oct 2017, 18:03

Thank you.  I've always heard games will run better on a SSD.  You can consider this post closed.  Again, thanks.

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Post by Polarbear on Sat 28 Oct 2017, 18:38

@Ageha wrote:Hi @baddd60 ,

I'm running my sims (and most other games) fine on and my external disk. Do take note that Mods are actually stored inside the Documents folder and that can't be moved.
even that can be moved but is rather complicated
And yes, the Sims 4 can run on a SSD.
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Post by baddd60 on Sat 28 Oct 2017, 18:44

I know I can run Sims 4 on SSD.  My only concern was the settings.  Low settings on HDD works well.  SSD can do high settings.  Just wanted to be sure before I invest.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 29 Oct 2017, 15:37

@baddd60 wrote:Low settings on HDD works well.  SSD can do high settings. 


^that is only part of the truth however. The hard-drive can play a role in game performance, but it's not the only component. You can absolutely play games on high settings with "only" an HDD. It really depends on the overall setup of the computer.

My personal opinion is, that if you just want to play The Sims 4, then you should be fine with just an HDD. Of course, if you are more the "gamer"-type, then an SSD could indeed give you an edge.

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