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Does Hard drive space matter for gaming

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March 30, 2014 8:45:09 PM

just simple i just want to know if more space on a hard drive is better for gaming

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March 30, 2014 8:48:01 PM

The real question is: How many bf4 DLC's can you fit on a 120gb 840 evo.

LOL. But for real, you need enough room for you games. You want a hdd that can do 70MBps read and at least 60MBps write.
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March 30, 2014 8:50:27 PM

It's simple, the question is for you to answer.

The amount of space that YOU will need really depends on what YOU want to do, what games YOU want to play, and if YOU're going uninstall games very frequently.
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March 30, 2014 8:55:31 PM

Thanks you guys both answers are good and yeah i do do a lot of downloading which does take up lots of space and slows down my machine a bit.. so yeah i think i should invest in bigger space
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a b 4 Gaming
March 30, 2014 9:06:25 PM

Johnnyjon said:
Thanks you guys both answers are good and yeah i do do a lot of downloading which does take up lots of space and slows down my machine a bit.. so yeah i think i should invest in bigger space


1tb drives, mainly the single platter WD Blue, is the best you can buy atm.
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March 30, 2014 10:43:50 PM

I would recommend WD Black, Toshiba or a Seagate.
Blue, green etc have poor performance.

I have a Toshiba (former Hitachi) 1 TB, read/write speeds of 170/150 megs.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 30, 2014 11:02:09 PM

mamasan2000 said:
I would recommend WD Black, Toshiba or a Seagate.
Blue, green etc have poor performance.

I have a Toshiba (former Hitachi) 1 TB, read/write speeds of 170/150 megs.


I cant recall the SKU, but there is a WD 1TB Blue thats a single platter drive, crushes the blacks out anyday in r/w and life time expectency.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 30, 2014 11:24:43 PM

mamasan2000 said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2013/benc...

In IOmeter the Blue rules. Random reads/writes. But the other tests I checked, seagate constellation rules those. Toshiba not far behind. Then comes the WD Black.
WD Velociraptor I would say is too expensive to be an option for desktops.

It is EZEX for the single-platter drive
http://www.overclock.net/t/1297633/wd10ezex-review-wd-b...


but the constellation has its own heat issues

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March 31, 2014 8:08:34 AM

mamasan2000 said:
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1125349

Quite interesting reading. Constellation-drives seem to fail a lot.
I just skimmed thru but they don't say if its from vibrations, heat or something else.


They use a super slim writer, made of tin instead of ceramic for "precision writes" and i think its 6 platters for 1tb. The heat made from all the drives causes the tin to soften and then you get alota Byte 00000000
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