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September 25, 2010 2:41:42 PM

I was just wondering what drawbacks I would see by using the Green version of these Hard Drives for gaming. Would it make games lag or stutter because of the slower speed (5400 rpm), or would it be just loading times that are increased. Thanks

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September 25, 2010 3:29:05 PM

Slickster34 said:
I was just wondering what drawbacks I would see by using the Green version of these Hard Drives for gaming. Would it make games lag or stutter because of the slower speed (5400 rpm), or would it be just loading times that are increased. Thanks


The biggest drawbacks would definitely be load time, but there are definitely games w/ giant maps, etc. that could have to load more data than your RAM wants, which would mean it would have to load from your hard drive during game play. I'm pretty sure that could cause a little stutter or lag time, although I doubt it would be much.
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