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I'm using an internal SSD, and a USB to SATA cable to connect it to my laptop, which has limited storage. At that point you will be able to browse to the external hard drive and create a new folder called "WoW" and install! 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. http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-128GB-Flash-SDCZ43-128G-G46/dp/B00YFI1EBC. I can copy over the install to a fresh system and be playing fast. ._3Im6OD67aKo33nql4FpSp_{border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-sidebarWidgetBorderColor);border-radius:5px 5px 4px 4px;overflow:visible;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);padding:12px}.lnK0-OzG7nLFydTWuXGcY{font-size:10px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:12px;text-transform:uppercase;padding-bottom:4px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-navIcon)} 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 . /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/ReredditLink.f7b66a91705891e84a09.css.map*/While I use my PC's HD for WoW, I keep an updated back up install (with a complete set of AddOns and UI) on my external HD in the event of a HD meltdown or some other disaster. its frustratingly annoying that I had to move to an ssd just to get the same load times ever since the file system change. 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You can just go on YouTube and look for instructions - it really is that easy. … However, I need to keep the game on an external hard disk, or at least temporarily transfer it from the computer's drive to that disk frequently. I have quite a few addons, but i also disable anything i dont acitvely need, some addons i use for specific purposes, but addons can definetly add to your loading times. I know it sounds scary, but the computer I built 10 years ago had an SSD so unless your board is 20 years old you are likely fine. I do meet all of the requirements except for the ssd. If you’re using an external hard drive, plug it into a power source, if one is required, and then connect a cable to the USB port. .s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);padding-top:5px}.s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f._19JhaP1slDQqu2XgT3vVS0{color:#ea0027} Or to even copy or move the games to my laptop to also play via the pc app, … And it really makes a difference. going from 8 to 16 is very noticeable. Do you need to install battle.net in order to play WoW on your work computer from the flash drive? Any external ssd solution is fine. .c_dVyWK3BXRxSN3ULLJ_t{border-radius:4px 4px 0 0;height:34px;left:0;position:absolute;right:0;top:0}._1OQL3FCA9BfgI57ghHHgV3{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-ms-flex-pack:start;justify-content:flex-start;margin-top:32px}._1OQL3FCA9BfgI57ghHHgV3 ._33jgwegeMTJ-FJaaHMeOjV{border-radius:9001px;height:32px;width:32px}._1OQL3FCA9BfgI57ghHHgV3 ._1wQQNkVR4qNpQCzA19X4B6{height:16px;margin-left:8px;width:200px}._39IvqNe6cqNVXcMFxFWFxx{display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin:12px 0}._39IvqNe6cqNVXcMFxFWFxx ._29TSdL_ZMpyzfQ_bfdcBSc{-ms-flex:1;flex:1}._39IvqNe6cqNVXcMFxFWFxx .JEV9fXVlt_7DgH-zLepBH{height:18px;width:50px}._39IvqNe6cqNVXcMFxFWFxx ._3YCOmnWpGeRBW_Psd5WMPR{height:12px;margin-top:4px;width:60px}._2iO5zt81CSiYhWRF9WylyN{height:18px;margin-bottom:4px}._2iO5zt81CSiYhWRF9WylyN._2E9u5XvlGwlpnzki78vasG{width:230px}._2iO5zt81CSiYhWRF9WylyN.fDElwzn43eJToKzSCkejE{width:100%}._2iO5zt81CSiYhWRF9WylyN._2kNB7LAYYqYdyS85f8pqfi{width:250px}._2iO5zt81CSiYhWRF9WylyN._1XmngqAPKZO_1lDBwcQrR7{width:120px}._3XbVvl-zJDbcDeEdSgxV4_{border-radius:4px;height:32px;margin-top:16px;width:100%}._2hgXdc8jVQaXYAXvnqEyED{animation:_3XkHjK4wMgxtjzC1TvoXrb 1.5s ease infinite;background:linear-gradient(90deg,var(--newCommunityTheme-field),var(--newCommunityTheme-inactive),var(--newCommunityTheme-field));background-size:200%}._1KWSZXqSM_BLhBzkPyJFGR{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-sidebarWidgetBackgroundColor);border-radius:4px;padding:12px;position:relative;width:auto} Can you elaborate on what you mean by save games not being stored on the drive? Move Blizzard Games to Another Drive Without Re-installation (Automatically) If you don’t want to re … Hi, I use a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 gaming laptop and the hard drive is full. luckily WoW is really one of the only games i play, so any decent SSD has the capability to hold it and all the other stuff I need.I'd never go back to HDD. I play on both my (work) laptop and my desktop. ... Run ScanDisk and defragment your hard drive to try to repair any bad sectors. Make sure the external SSD you buy has a 3.0 USB. I'm a World of Warcraft player, but i'm not confident if my laptop has the space to play wow on its own, so I wanted to know if you could play it off an external hard drive? (yes, I know). If you have a prized music collection in the cloud or on your hard drive, there are a few ways to stream it all remotely, just like you would with a service like Spotify. there is a way in windows to run wow but its clunky. .Rd5g7JmL4Fdk-aZi1-U_V{transition:all .1s linear 0s}._2TMXtA984ePtHXMkOpHNQm{font-size:16px;font-weight:500;line-height:20px;margin-bottom:4px}.CneW1mCG4WJXxJbZl5tzH{border-top:1px solid var(--newRedditTheme-line);margin-top:16px;padding-top:16px}._11ARF4IQO4h3HeKPpPg0xb{transition:all .1s linear 0s;display:none;fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);height:16px;width:16px;vertical-align:middle;margin-bottom:2px;margin-left:4px;cursor:pointer}._1I3N-uBrbZH-ywcmCnwv_B:hover ._11ARF4IQO4h3HeKPpPg0xb{display:inline-block}._2IvhQwkgv_7K0Q3R0695Cs{border-radius:4px;border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-line)}._2IvhQwkgv_7K0Q3R0695Cs:focus{outline:none}._1I3N-uBrbZH-ywcmCnwv_B{transition:all .1s linear 0s;border-radius:4px;border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-line)}._1I3N-uBrbZH-ywcmCnwv_B:focus{outline:none}._1I3N-uBrbZH-ywcmCnwv_B.IeceazVNz_gGZfKXub0ak,._1I3N-uBrbZH-ywcmCnwv_B:hover{border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-button)}._35hmSCjPO8OEezK36eUXpk._35hmSCjPO8OEezK36eUXpk._35hmSCjPO8OEezK36eUXpk{margin-top:25px;left:-9px}._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP,._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP:focus-within,._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP:hover{transition:all .1s linear 0s;border:none;padding:8px 8px 0}._25yWxLGH4C6j26OKFx8kD5{display:inline}._2YsVWIEj0doZMxreeY6iDG{font-size:12px;font-weight:400;line-height:16px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;padding:4px 6px}._1hFCAcL4_gkyWN0KM96zgg{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);margin-right:8px;margin-left:auto;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-errorText)}._1hFCAcL4_gkyWN0KM96zgg,._1dF0IdghIrnqkJiUxfswxd{font-size:12px;font-weight:700;line-height:16px;cursor:pointer;-ms-flex-item-align:end;align-self:flex-end;-webkit-user-select:none;-ms-user-select:none;user-select:none}._1dF0IdghIrnqkJiUxfswxd{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button)}._3VGrhUu842I3acqBMCoSAq{font-weight:700;color:#ff4500;text-transform:uppercase;margin-right:4px}._3VGrhUu842I3acqBMCoSAq,.edyFgPHILhf5OLH2vk-tk{font-size:12px;line-height:16px}.edyFgPHILhf5OLH2vk-tk{font-weight:400;-ms-flex-preferred-size:100%;flex-basis:100%;margin-bottom:4px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText)}._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX{margin-top:6px}._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX._3MAHaXXXXi9Xrmc_oMPTdP{margin-top:4px} So really need to be able to put these on my external drive. Those things are expensive, have limited storage and your save games will not be stored on the external drive. I used to put it on a 64gb memory stick when I stayed at my parents house and would play on their laptop no problem, you just have to login via the client the old fashioned way. Is it feasible? By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. The game might not be found by external tools like NVidia game optimizer since it won't be in the registry, but who cares, the game launches and plays 100% fine. .FIYolDqalszTnjjNfThfT{max-width:256px;white-space:normal;text-align:center} Western Digital Black My Passport Portable Hard Drive. would be nice to see also the difference to an NVMe. Wow crashes to desktop. Metal Gear Solid V, on a system SSD and I could not detect any difference in terms of lag or disruption. Once I bought an older SSD w a 3.0 USB connection - everything has gone exceptionally smoother. If you game on multiple different PCs at once, then running your Steam library from an external drive could be just what you need. Picking up one of the best external hard drives is becoming a vital part of both a PC gamers arsenal and that of a console owner. It was playable. No complaints with load times or overall performance whatsoever. Castle Nathria Raid Finder Wing 2 Now Live! Bought a SSD at the start of Legion cause Dalaran loading time is too much. I have a samsung 512 ssd, and newer pc and my first login for the day into boralus usually is 10-15 seconds maybe, logging between alts is 3-5 seconds, maybe 10 sometimes. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/IdCard.de628c13230c59091a5d.css.map*/._2JU2WQDzn5pAlpxqChbxr7{height:16px;margin-right:8px;width:16px}._3E45je-29yDjfFqFcLCXyH{margin-top:16px}._13YtS_rCnVZG1ns2xaCalg{font-family:Noto Sans,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:400;line-height:18px;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex}._1m5fPZN4q3vKVg9SgU43u2{margin-top:12px}._17A-IdW3j1_fI_pN-8tMV-{display:inline-block;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:5px}._5MIPBF8A9vXwwXFumpGqY{border-radius:20px;font-size:12px;font-weight:500;letter-spacing:0;line-height:16px;padding:3px 10px;text-transform:none}._5MIPBF8A9vXwwXFumpGqY:focus{outline:unset} .LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH{fill:var(--newRedditTheme-actionIcon);height:18px;width:18px}.LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH rect{stroke:var(--newRedditTheme-metaText)}._3J2-xIxxxP9ISzeLWCOUVc{height:18px}.FyLpt0kIWG1bTDWZ8HIL1{margin-top:4px}._2ntJEAiwKXBGvxrJiqxx_2,._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{height:24px;vertical-align:middle;width:24px}._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-inline-flexbox;display:inline-flex;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center} You should be able to swap the hard drive in your laptop with an SSD and improve the performance of your entire computer as well as WoW. External hard drives are also convenient for transferring files from one device to another. I played on a external HDD for about a year. 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Note: Do not defragment a Solid State Drive (SSD). I used to run wow on my netbook. 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Other than the fact that I was able to move Wow and sims 4 to the SSD to clear up space on my harddrive, it was a waste of money. . it would have very slow load times. Hard link shell extension. you can go into disk management and create a virtual hard drive on the NAS and put wow in it. Hey there! Yeah totally, 100% of what wow needs is inside the game folder. 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