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Ok, so I will potentially be buying an SSD. Currently I record Youtube videos but my frame rate drops when I begin to record and I think this is because I am both running the game and recording on the same hard drive am I correct? So id I get an SSD will the FPS be able to stay the same as I will be running the game on one hard drive and recording on the SSD?
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    Just a second hard drive might work just fine depending on your settings, and won't leave as big a hole in your wallet.
  2. Saberus said:
    Just a second hard drive might work just fine depending on your settings, and won't leave as big a hole in your wallet.


    Thanks, yeah was looking at SSDs and they are really expensive so shall I just go for a 7200RPM HDD any GB?
  3. Yeah, you can get some good capacities at 7200RPM that won't break the bank. 1 or 2 TB will hold a lot of video, even in a raw storage format.
  4. Saberus said:
    Yeah, you can get some good capacities at 7200RPM that won't break the bank. 1 or 2 TB will hold a lot of video, even in a raw storage format.


    I was looking at this SSD
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Technology-Solid-State-2-5-inch/dp/B00A35X6GM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1402497596&sr=8-3&keywords=v300

    It isnt very dear and the write speed goes up to 450 mb/s
  5. That's just 60GB of space. It will fill up quickly. For the same price you can get a 1TB Seagate or WD.

    It can write at 450MB/s, which is 3.6 Gbps. This is only if you're feeding it that much. I know many youtubers that record 1080p and the HDD that runs a third of the SSD's speed can keep up just fine.
  6. Saberus said:
    That's just 60GB of space. It will fill up quickly. For the same price you can get a 1TB Seagate or WD.

    It can write at 450MB/s, which is 3.6 Gbps. This is only if you're feeding it that much. I know many youtubers that record 1080p and the HDD that runs a third of the SSD's speed can keep up just fine.


    But most of these HDD I look at are only 5400RPM and the 7200RPM ones are really expensive!
  7. Saberus said:
    That's just 60GB of space. It will fill up quickly. For the same price you can get a 1TB Seagate or WD.

    It can write at 450MB/s, which is 3.6 Gbps. This is only if you're feeding it that much. I know many youtubers that record 1080p and the HDD that runs a third of the SSD's speed can keep up just fine.


    Also I don't really care about the size of the SSD and I am willing to spend the money if I need to.
  8. The two brands I mentioned have 1TB 7200 RPM models available for the same discounted cost of the SSD you're looking at, approx. $60 USD / £36 GBP.
  9. but which of the 2 do you say will be the fastest for writing?
  10. Between the two brands, the Seagate ST1000DM003 just edges out the WD WD10EZEX in write speed. Both have a 2 year manufacturer's warranty.

    They were discussed here about 16 months ago: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/298500-32-barracuda-st1000dm003-blue-wd10ezex
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