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is a HDD ok for game storage?

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August 28, 2014 1:10:17 PM

or do i need an SSHD/SSD?
If an HDD is ok what budget HDD could I get?

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August 28, 2014 1:13:31 PM

Stick with the HDD. The HDD you choose depends on your budget - so, you need to state your budget before anyone can recommend you something.
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August 28, 2014 1:16:05 PM

HDD is OK. You won't get better framerates by putting it on a SSD - only better load times.
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August 28, 2014 1:16:17 PM

An HDD will do just fine for most things, especially multiplayer games. An SSD will load the game quickly but if you're in a multiplayer environment, you'll end up having to wait for everyone to load the game as well anyway. If you're more into something like skyrim, it might be better to go with an SSD. Your HDD option will certainly be cheaper though. Anything with 7200RPM and 16MB Cache or better is decent. Easily under 100$
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August 28, 2014 1:16:24 PM

i reckon it'd be best to keep it under £30-£40 but i'll spend a little more if I have to
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August 28, 2014 1:17:04 PM

also i'd be using it for general storage along with game storage
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August 28, 2014 3:17:08 PM

Yes, a HDD is fine for games. I'd recommend only 7200RPM HDDs though. The 5400RPM drives are too slow.
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August 28, 2014 8:43:35 PM

It's OK to install game on a HHD. Based on your own considerations, just select a proper one carefully.
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August 29, 2014 5:44:08 AM

tyflikw said:
An HDD will do just fine for most things, especially multiplayer games. An SSD will load the game quickly but if you're in a multiplayer environment, you'll end up having to wait for everyone to load the game as well anyway. If you're more into something like skyrim, it might be better to go with an SSD. Your HDD option will certainly be cheaper though. Anything with 7200RPM and 16MB Cache or better is decent. Easily under 100$

one more thing - does cache really matter in a HDD?
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August 29, 2014 5:47:10 AM

CombustibleLemons said:

one more thing - does cache really matter in a HDD?


Not so you'd notice.
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