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Do you install all your games onto a SSD.. or is it just for the OS…?

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June 24, 2014 6:46:18 AM


i'm currently thinking of getting a Crucial M500 240GB SSD.

But i don't know if the idea is to install all the games onto the SSD in addition to the OS….
Do games run faster when they're installed onto the SSD?

As i'll also be getting a Western Digital Blue 1TB… (3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache)

I'm not particularly sure why you need both.. - i'm going to be using it purely for gaming.. so if you do install all your games onto a SSD then i'm considering upgrading my 240GB SSD to a 512GB.
Why would i need a HDD….?


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June 24, 2014 6:55:22 AM

Before you do anything, what's your budget? There are much better SSDs and HDDs out there than the M500 and WD Blue series.

Yes, I would install all my games on the SSD. At least the ones I play frequently. HDDs are used for storage. Documents, Pictures, Movies, Music, programs that don't require blazing speed or are used infrequently.

I happen to really like either the XLR8 Series SSD from PNY or the HyperX 3K Series from Kingston. Both are really cost efficient. As far as HDDs go, I suggest a WD Black series over the Blue. In fact, I'd recommend the WD Black drives over almost any other drive for the purposes of home storage use.
June 24, 2014 7:00:42 AM

I have all my games on my SSD, it certainly helps to decrease the load times.

A harddrive I use for things like video, pictures, music, stuff that isn't speed dependant.
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June 24, 2014 7:13:42 AM

cheers for replies.

I meant to type the Crucial 550 256GB..
i'm very surprised about the Crucial being sub-par… i read in some PC magazine they thought it was good… - might have been good value on a budget,, dunno.

well my budget is floating around at the moment… i've kind'ove resigned to the notion that i will have no money when this is done :( 

i have a LOT of games,, so i guess i really should get a 512Gb… how much do the SSDs you recommend cost?
will i see a big improvement with a different SSD.?
i'll check out the WD Black series.

here's my current spec…:

CPU - Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz
Motherboard - ASUS Z97 Pro
CPU Fan - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Video Card - Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X TRI-X OC 4GB GDDR5
Video Card - Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X TRI-X OC 4GB GDDR5 (Crossfire)
RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB
SSD - Crucial M500 240GB
HDD - Western Digital Blue 1TB
Case - CM Storm Stryker – Full Tower
Power Supply - Seasonic M12II-850
Optical Drive - Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW


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June 24, 2014 7:14:13 AM

There is only one benefit associated with games on SSD. That is, they load much quicker than being on HDD. That is it. There is no other benefit. I keep my favorites games on SSD while all the other data on the HDD including other games. Yes, there will be a greater benefit with OS being installed on SSD because your OS will load much quicker and boot time will reduce.