I got myself a Lenovo legion Y520 (Core i7 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" GTX 1050 Ti) and as seen it only has 256GB of SSD, and I frankly can't be bothered with constantly uninstalling games and installing others when I wanna play games on a whim, so I wanted to know was there a possible solution in the form of a connectable external harddrive?
I am quite sure that this pc does not possess any open spaces for upgrades. but hell if I know, I'm frankly an idiot when it comes to computers
I was hoping to mainly play steam games off of it, but I was genuinely unsure if that was a possibility, as I could vaguely piece together a grey zone answer.
Most of my Steam games are stored on a 2TB Western Digital external harddisk spinning at 5400 rpm and connected via USB. I have tried playing the same game, e.g. Metal Gear Solid V, on a system SSD and I could not detect any difference in terms of lag or disruption.
Using an external HDD has saved my sanity on more occasions than I care to admit, and I will always recommend this solution. Especially considering that Windows 10, even the official retail version, will occasionally die on you for no good reason.