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June 25, 2014 6:43:35 AM

my hdd has died so looking for a good hdd but not tooo expensive. i have a HP P7-1414 amd quadcore A8-5500 apu with radeon hd 7750. play the sims 3 game only . it has a lots of graphics and requires at least 4 gbs to play all the expansions pks,mods etc. so looking at speed and storage.

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June 25, 2014 7:07:37 AM

SSD if you got the money and want fast boot times
Hybrid Drive if you got patience to let the drive copy the files to the ssd overtime.
Hard drive if you don't mind 7 second boot times.

My seagate 2TB hard drive partitions 200GB OS and rest for games only takes 7 seconds for me on my amd 1055T. That's probably too slow for windows 7 this days probably. Not sure for the APU processors
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June 25, 2014 7:16:58 AM

Danifilth said:
SSD if you got the money and want fast boot times
Hybrid Drive if you got patience to let the drive copy the files to the ssd overtime.
Hard drive if you don't mind 7 second boot times.

My seagate 2TB hard drive partitions 200GB OS and rest for games only takes 7 seconds for me on my amd 1055T. That's probably too slow for windows 7 this days probably. Not sure for the APU processors


i have 2 computers now and going to use the hp p7 1414 for game only. need faster in game speed. have a lot of game mods and downloaded custom content installed
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June 25, 2014 7:18:10 AM

Danifilth said:
SSD if you got the money and want fast boot times
Hybrid Drive if you got patience to let the drive copy the files to the ssd overtime.
Hard drive if you don't mind 7 second boot times.

My seagate 2TB hard drive partitions 200GB OS and rest for games only takes 7 seconds for me on my amd 1055T. That's probably too slow for windows 7 this days probably. Not sure for the APU processors


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June 25, 2014 7:25:15 AM

You will get the fastest loading times on an SSD perfect for simulation games since it process a lot of data quick. But if you mean fps as of faster in game speed you will need a new power supply and a video card if you want smoother graphics.
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June 25, 2014 8:55:18 AM

Danifilth said:
You will get the fastest loading times on an SSD perfect for simulation games since it process a lot of data quick. But if you mean fps as of faster in game speed you will need a new power supply and a video card if you want smoother graphics.


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June 25, 2014 8:59:49 AM

Danifilth said:
You will get the fastest loading times on an SSD perfect for simulation games since it process a lot of data quick. But if you mean fps as of faster in game speed you will need a new power supply and a video card if you want smoother graphics.


yes going to get a better gpu after a hdd someone suggested a seagate sshd 1td 64 mb sata 6gbs any suggestions? wavering between sshd and sdd havent heard much about the sshd.
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June 25, 2014 9:06:45 AM

SSHD is fine its only 10-15% slower than a SSD and the reason you don't hear about it is cause a lot of sites like to advertise expensive ssd for free giving it awards for no reason.
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June 25, 2014 10:46:11 AM

Danifilth said:
SSHD is fine its only 10-15% slower than a SSD and the reason you don't hear about it is cause a lot of sites like to advertise expensive ssd for free giving it awards for no reason.


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June 25, 2014 10:50:15 AM

Danifilth said:
SSHD is fine its only 10-15% slower than a SSD and the reason you don't hear about it is cause a lot of sites like to advertise expensive ssd for free giving it awards for no reason.


thanks for ur advise going to compare the sshd and ssd and decide. and is the seagate an excellant choice
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June 25, 2014 10:56:37 AM

If you can afford it, get a 120GB SSD for windows and programs, then get a 1TB HDD for games, photos, music, etc. If you are on a tight budget, just get a 1 or 2 TB HDD that has a 7200RPM speed. Those are plenty fast by themselves.
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June 25, 2014 12:22:31 PM

RCguitarist said:
If you can afford it, get a 120GB SSD for windows and programs, then get a 1TB HDD for games, photos, music, etc. If you are on a tight budget, just get a 1 or 2 TB HDD that has a 7200RPM speed. Those are plenty fast by themselves.


i realy dont know how to work with 2 hhd. what brand hhd would u recommend? so u think a hdd instead of sshd would be better??
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June 25, 2014 1:19:47 PM

bethss1949 said:
RCguitarist said:
If you can afford it, get a 120GB SSD for windows and programs, then get a 1TB HDD for games, photos, music, etc. If you are on a tight budget, just get a 1 or 2 TB HDD that has a 7200RPM speed. Those are plenty fast by themselves.


i realy dont know how to work with 2 hhd. what brand hhd would u recommend? so u think a hdd instead of sshd would be better??


Not sure it would be better. But an SSD + HDD setup would be better. For HDD drives, I like Western Digital's Black series. Alot of people run seagate barracudas and love them too.

For running 2 drives, you basically, just install windows to the SSD like normal and then when in windows, just format the HDD and assign it a drive letter. Windows will see it as an empty drive. Then you just fill it with your stuff. Install your games to it, etc.
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June 25, 2014 1:29:46 PM

RCguitarist said:
If you can afford it, get a 120GB SSD for windows and programs, then get a 1TB HDD for games, photos, music, etc. If you are on a tight budget, just get a 1 or 2 TB HDD that has a 7200RPM speed. Those are plenty fast by themselves.


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June 25, 2014 1:33:11 PM

RCguitarist said:
bethss1949 said:
RCguitarist said:
If you can afford it, get a 120GB SSD for windows and programs, then get a 1TB HDD for games, photos, music, etc. If you are on a tight budget, just get a 1 or 2 TB HDD that has a 7200RPM speed. Those are plenty fast by themselves.


i realy dont know how to work with 2 hhd. what brand hhd would u recommend? so u think a hdd instead of sshd would be better??


Not sure it would be better. But an SSD + HDD setup would be better. For HDD drives, I like Western Digital's Black series. Alot of people run seagate barracudas and love them too.

For running 2 drives, you basically, just install windows to the SSD like normal and then when in windows, just format the HDD and assign it a drive letter. Windows will see it as an empty drive. Then you just fill it with your stuff. Install your games to it, etc.


can u send me some info on how to hook up 2 hdd to my computer and then how to format the hdd i use for games etc. how do i switch from one drive to the other?
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June 25, 2014 2:47:03 PM

bethss1949 said:


can u send me some info on how to hook up 2 hdd to my computer and then how to format the hdd i use for games etc. how do i switch from one drive to the other?


You just hook them up using sata cables just like you would if you only had one. You will have multiple sata 3 connectors on yourmotherboard. As for formatting the drive, just pull up "my computer" in windows, right click on the HDD drive and click format. Format it as NTFS.
You won't ever "switch" from one drive to the other. They will both always be running. When you install games, just direct the installers to put the games in a folder on the HDD. They will install a desktop icon and start menu icon as normal. You can put a shortcut to the HDD drive main folder on your desktop so you can get to it's contents without going to my computer.
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June 26, 2014 4:06:34 AM

bethss1949 said:
RCguitarist said:
bethss1949 said:
RCguitarist said:
If you can afford it, get a 120GB SSD for windows and programs, then get a 1TB HDD for games, photos, music, etc. If you are on a tight budget, just get a 1 or 2 TB HDD that has a 7200RPM speed. Those are plenty fast by themselves.


i realy dont know how to work with 2 hhd. what brand hhd would u recommend? so u think a hdd instead of sshd would be better??


Not sure it would be better. But an SSD + HDD setup would be better. For HDD drives, I like Western Digital's Black series. Alot of people run seagate barracudas and love them too.

For running 2 drives, you basically, just install windows to the SSD like normal and then when in windows, just format the HDD and assign it a drive letter. Windows will see it as an empty drive. Then you just fill it with your stuff. Install your games to it, etc.


can u send me some info on how to hook up 2 hdd to my computer and then how to format the hdd i use for games etc. how do i switch from one drive to the other?


When hooking up multiple hard drives make sure you have extra SATA ports. For example if your getting an SSD hook that up to Sata port number 0 some motherboards start with Sata 1. Then the second drive would be Sata 2 and so on. You won't have to configure anything since Sata drives usually configures itself or bios sets up the boot priority. So for OS port 1 For data port 2
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June 26, 2014 4:08:16 AM

bethss1949 said:
Danifilth said:
SSHD is fine its only 10-15% slower than a SSD and the reason you don't hear about it is cause a lot of sites like to advertise expensive ssd for free giving it awards for no reason.


thanks for ur advise going to compare the sshd and ssd and decide. and is the seagate an excellant choice


SeaGate and Western Digital are both good brands but for SSD Adata is the best
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