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January 4, 2014 4:10:59 AM

Hey guys,
My HDD is getting full with games and programs .
I'm really considering getting a new drive,
but here's my question:
should I get the old regular hdd?
should I get the SSHD?
or should I crack my piggy bank for ssd? :|
the 3rd option is really not that good for me.

i guess what im trying to say
will seagate hybrid SSHD be suitable to games (by games i mean bioshock infinite, and of that caliber) and run them *better* than a HDD?
edit: i dont need the drive for storage and let the files over there get dusty. i need a drive that can always operate and in an awesome speed, but doesnt cost as much as SSD but is faster than the ol'e hdd.
if there are hdd models which are very fast- i would love to hear your advice

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January 4, 2014 4:27:37 AM

An SSDD or SSD will only help with loading, and level loading. It won't help with gameplay.

Me personally? The SSD. But your needs and size is probably different.
It's a tradeoff. Size vs speed.
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January 4, 2014 4:36:28 AM

I know it wont help with gameplay :)  i've got my other hardware to worry about that.
you were correct- i am wanting the help with the actual loading. its important in some mmo games (e.g diablo 3 when joining a game in battle, you actually appear for the other players, but you still didnt load for yourself)
the thing with ssd, is that a 512gb costs a ton! so i was thinking, is there a really good HDD or should I get the sshd?
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January 4, 2014 4:39:48 AM

Idan Cohen said:
I know it wont help with gameplay :)  i've got my other hardware to worry about that.
you were correct- i am wanting the help with the actual loading. its important in some mmo games (e.g diablo 3 when joining a game in battle, you actually appear for the other players, but you still didnt load for yourself)
the thing with ssd, is that a 512gb costs a ton! so i was thinking, is there a really good HDD or should I get the sshd?


You probably don't need a 512GB SSD, unless you want to install ALL of your games on it.
Evaluate what you actually use. A 240, or even a 128GB might work.
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January 4, 2014 5:44:53 AM

no offense but i guess you dont play games nowadays. a 128gb would last for 4 games. (plus i have to leave some more room for the ssd to work properly)
an average size game today weighs around 30gb.
so.. a 512ssd wont be able to contain ALL my games, believe me :) 
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January 4, 2014 5:47:40 AM

Idan Cohen said:
no offense but i guess you dont play games nowadays. a 128gb would last for 4 games. (plus i have to leave some more room for the ssd to work properly)
an average size game today weighs around 30gb.
so.. a 512ssd wont be able to contain ALL my games, believe me :) 


Yes, I know how large they are. How many do you play concurrently?
If you bounce back and forth between 5 or 6, then obviously a 128 won't work.

But you can have them installed on different drives, and move them back and forth as needed.
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January 4, 2014 6:49:35 AM

as of now, im playing around ~7 games. the size vary from the smallest 10gb to 38gb largest.
the bad thing about steam, its impossible to move to another drive without having tons of time to wait for the download to complete :\

i would like to hear your opinion on the SSHD , how does it fare with large files/games? benchmarks and such? i didnt find in google too much (i tried!) nothing is there in considering to the actual loading times of games, only transfer rates etc (which in *theory* should make your games load faster)
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January 4, 2014 6:52:52 AM

Idan Cohen said:
as of now, im playing around ~7 games. the size vary from the smallest 10gb to 38gb largest.
the bad thing about steam, its impossible to move to another drive without having tons of time to wait for the download to complete :\

i would like to hear your opinion on the SSHD , how does it fare with large files/games? benchmarks and such? i didnt find in google too much (i tried!) nothing is there in considering to the actual loading times of games, only transfer rates etc (which in *theory* should make your games load faster)


Moving a Steam Installation and Games
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=741...

No redownloading needed.
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a c 750 G Storage
January 4, 2014 6:54:23 AM

Idan Cohen said:
as of now, im playing around ~7 games. the size vary from the smallest 10gb to 38gb largest.
the bad thing about steam, its impossible to move to another drive without having tons of time to wait for the download to complete :\

i would like to hear your opinion on the SSHD , how does it fare with large files/games? benchmarks and such? i didnt find in google too much (i tried!) nothing is there in considering to the actual loading times of games, only transfer rates etc (which in *theory* should make your games load faster)


Not much experience with SSDDs. But they are a stopgap measure. Speedwise, in between a pure SSD and a traditional HDD. Probably closer to the SSD in terms of speed, depending on exactly what it is doing.
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January 4, 2014 9:57:39 AM

USAFRet said:
Idan Cohen said:
as of now, im playing around ~7 games. the size vary from the smallest 10gb to 38gb largest.
the bad thing about steam, its impossible to move to another drive without having tons of time to wait for the download to complete :\

i would like to hear your opinion on the SSHD , how does it fare with large files/games? benchmarks and such? i didnt find in google too much (i tried!) nothing is there in considering to the actual loading times of games, only transfer rates etc (which in *theory* should make your games load faster)


Moving a Steam Installation and Games
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=741...

No redownloading needed.


i tried that believe me :)  aint no dummy over here :p 
the games that are moved like that are always prone to error out and randomly crash- from my experience
anyhoo- thank you for your kind answers , ive picked what i think is an answer for me
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