External Hard Drive Booting...

lewis07

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So, my hard rive broke and because of that my laptop went very slow and sometimes can't start-up on Windows. At first, it shows pop-up saying hard disk problem, Then I try to clean install Windows and it still happens. =(

So is it possible to just use an external hard drive as my substitute from the broken internal drive....What problems will I encounter if I do this?

I saw other forums saying PC performance will be slower because USB drives can only go as far as 10MB/S compared to internal drive which has 120MB/S.

I also saw you can use Linux Mint to have better performance on booting on external hard drive. Is this true? or the performance will just be the same if I use Windows.
 
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