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Windows 7: Mechanical or SSD

04 Jun 2013   #1
spookypuppy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Mechanical or SSD

I have a question, I'm building a new gaming rig and I was wondering if I should get a 500GB SSD or 2 2TB HDD's. I have almost 1TB of games loaded on my external hard drive at the moment and I'm sure that I'll end up with more. Is there a big difference in loading times between the HDD & SSD for games?


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05 Jun 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

There is a difference, yes, but only in loading times, not game fluidity/FPS/whatever, and if you say you are likely going to need the additional space... you don't have a lot of choice.
A good thing to do would be to buy a smaller SSD to be your main system drive (where you install Windows 7), say a 256 or even a 160-ish one, and use the rest of the $$$ to buy normal hard drives where all games and other stuff is installed to.

So you get FAST boot times, and general good system responsiveness, and you have lots of space for your games on the other non-SSD drives.

If by "external" you mean you installed the games in a USB drive, then even an internal HDD will load games much faster than that.
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05 Jun 2013   #3
spookypuppy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks, I already bought a 250GB SSD for my OS. Yes, my games are currently installed on a 1TB USB drive, some of them take forever to load, but I'm running them on a 3 year old laptop and that doesn't help much
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