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Will this hard drive perform well for gameplay walkthrough videos?

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December 10, 2012 9:22:08 PM

I'm thinking about buying this hard drive for gameplays only. I try to do walkthroughs on games that can be helpful to someone trying to get through a part in a game http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My old hard drive that has my OS on it. Games run at about 30 fps with Dxtory on, and sometimes start randomly stuttering when I turn it on to record my games http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I really care about the best quality videos out there, so I try to strive for 1080p videos, but if the write speed is only around 80+mb/s, I can deal with 720p. Not good at figuring this stuff out.

Also, my budget would be around $70. I record hours of gameplay videos, and I could leave it on the drive for weeks before deleting it. Would this hard drive be a good choice for this? Thank you!
a b G Storage
December 10, 2012 9:38:03 PM

Have you considered getting a SSD to store the videos on as you record them. then move them off after you are done recording to a slower spindal drive where speed is not so critical.

get your self a 128gb SSD and it will be between 400 and 500 mb/s.

this would give you the speed you need and you can then store multiple of them on a larger spindal drive for use later.
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a b G Storage
December 10, 2012 9:44:12 PM

From the 2 HDDs you listed, it will not make any difference in recording games, tough one has SATA 3.0Gb/s and another SATA 6.0Gb/s.

If you really want keeping performance while recording games, then got a SSD drive.

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