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September 24, 2013 7:28:03 AM

I have a corsair 120gb SSD that i use for just the OS and programs and a 1tb for storage. Now i am running out of room on the SSD because of updates and adding one game and couple of other programs and im left with only about 15gb left. I just ordered Battlefield 4 and realized i dont have the room for the full program. A 512 SSD is very expensive right now. I was on newegg.com and they have 1 TB hybrid hard drive for around $120.00. Should i get the 1TB hybrid drive or fork over alot of money for the 512 SSD ? Is there a major difference in performance between the a SSD and SSHD?

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a b G Storage
September 24, 2013 10:50:32 AM

If you already own a 1TB drive then install your games onto that drive and don't bother purchasing something new. If you're using Steam or Origin you can select where you want all your games installed, change it to the 1TB drive. If you're installing the games by themselves, then you can select where to install the files when installing the game.

You won't notice any gameplay difference between using the SSD vs HDD, you'll only notice an initial loading time difference, but it isn't a big deal really.
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September 24, 2013 11:13:40 AM

Pallimud said:
If you already own a 1TB drive then install your games onto that drive and don't bother purchasing something new. If you're using Steam or Origin you can select where you want all your games installed, change it to the 1TB drive. If you're installing the games by themselves, then you can select where to install the files when installing the game.

You won't notice any gameplay difference between using the SSD vs HDD, you'll only notice an initial loading time difference, but it isn't a big deal really.


I thought on most games you have to install it on the same drive as the OS or you will run slow? Battlefield 4 is 30gb+ by itself and is pretty data and graphic intensive with their new Frostbite3 engine.
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September 24, 2013 11:19:30 AM

Eric Garcia said:

I thought on most games you have to install it on the same drive as the OS or you will run slow? Battlefield 4 is 30gb+ by itself and is pretty data and graphic intensive with their new Frostbite3 engine.


Nope, you can install it on another drive and it actually might help your performance (at the very least it won't hurt it)! I have all my games on a separate drive and have no issues at all. It gives the games a whole harddrive to read/write from without the OS trying to read/write onto it at the same time.
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