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Recording Gameplay to HDD

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  • YouTube
  • Hard Drives
  • Video Games
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January 13, 2013 10:05:51 PM

Hello,
I've recently started to record gameplay and uploading it to youtube, but I have a concern.
I have 1x 120GB ssd for my OS and apps, and a 2tb 7,200rpm hdd for games,(steam,origin)
I have PLENTY free on the 2tb hdd, but is it safe for the gameplay to be written to that hdd while the game is running off that same hdd?

Ive heard that its reccomended that you have one hdd dedicated to only outputing recorded gameplay..;

Thanks!

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January 13, 2013 10:10:12 PM

Once games have loaded their data into memory they tend not to perform much disk I/O at all to be honest.

So if you recorded to the same physical HDD that the game is on it should have less than 1% impact, and probably not more than 3% impact.

It would be better to run the game from the SSD and record to the HDD though.
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January 13, 2013 10:27:23 PM

Would you recommend me buying a another hdd just for it?
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January 13, 2013 10:39:08 PM

Not if the drive you are playing from & recording to has more than 20% free space remaining.

Are you running AHCI?
- If you are and have 3GB or more of RAM you won't notice the difference.
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January 13, 2013 10:54:35 PM

Scott_D_Bowen said:
Not if the drive you are playing from & recording to has more than 20% free space remaining.

Are you running AHCI?
- If you are and have 3GB or more of RAM you won't notice the difference.


I have about 70% Free.

I am running AHCI and have 16gb of ram
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January 20, 2013 3:37:41 PM

By all means give it a shot, I can't imagine you'll have any major issues & probably not even any minor ones either. :) 
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