Have you tried Installing games on a SD card Inserted in a laptop or desktop PC SD card slot

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I don't have a 64GB or bigger SD card which has fast read and write speeds, so I never tried installing PC games on a SD which is inserted into my PC's SD memory card slot.
 
I have on my phone, which is a 128 GB class 10 SD card.
 
hehe I'm not sure if it would work on a PC. But if you try it, make sure it's USB 3.1. :grin:
 
hehe I'm not sure if it would work on a PC. But if you try it, make sure it's USB 3.1. :grin:

SD cards are faster than some older hard drives and CD-ROM discs, so it maybe possible to play games off a newer SD card with faster file read and write speeds. Some people install games and programs onto a USB 2.0 external hard drive, and they can run.
 
Cool! :grin:
 
Hmm....I didn't know there was USB 4.0. I just know on the box on my new motherboard I thought I saw something about USB 3.1. lol
 
I don't play games on my PC to begin with so I don't have to worry about this. hehe

I'll just stick with the games on my consoles.
 
I don't play games on my PC to begin with so I don't have to worry about this. hehe

I'll just stick with the games on my consoles.
hehehe You are missing out. :)
 
Have 64 GB class 10 but never tried it. I thought it would be slow.
There is other criteria besides just class. I've seen SD cards that can do like 150 mb/s read/write which is pretty quick.
 
Have 64 GB class 10 but never tried it. I thought it would be slow.

There are some faster SD cards which are designed for recording 4K video, and installing in smartphones for running apps, so some SD cards maybe fast enough to run some PC games, and may load games faster than an mechanical hard drive which is usually the slowest PC part on a PC.

In the 1990s and beyond, most PC and console games like Final Fantasy 7 for the Playstation 1 and PC ran games off a CD-ROM disc which had a slower read speed than most modern MicroSD cards, so I think running less demanding PC games like "the Sims, Quake 3, and Doom" off a MicroSD would be faster than running the same games off a CD game disc on a Playstation or PC.
 
I installed Quake 3, OpenArena, and Minecraft Pi Edition on my $35 Raspberry Pi 2 Mini PC's 8GB SD card Class 10 Sandisk card, and all three games ran pretty well on my SD card installed on my Raspberry Pi 2.
 
I installed Quake 3, OpenArena, and Minecraft Pi Edition on my $35 Raspberry Pi 2 Mini PC's 8GB SD card Class 10 Sandisk card, and all three games ran pretty well on my SD card installed on my Raspberry Pi 2.
Those are really old tho. :)
 
Those are really old tho. :)

I agree they are all old.

Minecraft is not very old compared to Quake 3, and Minecraft can run at a good speed on older computers.

Quake 3 and OpenArena are old, but fun for old games.
 
Yes Quake 3 is freaking awesome! I deathmatched in that game on dial up! hehehe
 
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