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Hard Drive setup for gaming

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September 10, 2011 3:06:28 AM

What is the best HDD setup to improve the loading times of games?
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September 10, 2011 4:15:43 AM

SSD (or WD Velociraptor HDD).
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September 10, 2011 4:16:49 AM

You want a setup with high read speed in order to load the game files into memory as quickly as possible. The best setup would probably involve a Raid 0 array of multiple SSDs. Raid 0 stores the data in chunks spread across two (or more) hard drives so that read throughput is effectively doubled, while SSDs are much faster than the normal magnetic hard drives to begin with.

But realistically even just a single SSD with windows and the games installed onto it as well as a large magnetic HDD for all your multimedia/downloads/etc storage will be plenty fast!
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