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    Which storage should I pick for gaming pc?

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    by kyojim ·

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    Should I go with just one M.2 that have 500 gb and is fast for storage

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    With the same M.2 (500GB) for gaming and 1TB Seagate HDD as data storage

    Or fast M.2 (240gb) as downloading stuff and 1TB seagate HDD for gaming

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    • #3966169
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      SSD all the way.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Which storage should I pick for gaming pc?

      That 1TB HDD has been the bane of many a gamer. It’s clear it’s time to forget HDDs for performance machines (ie. gaming.)

    • #3966334
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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Which storage should I pick for gaming pc?

      Well, it depends on the amount of data you have. If you have, say, 500 GB of movies, 200 GB of music and 100 GB of pictures, a hard disk is fine for those. No need for an SSD to access those.
      But use an SSD for Windows, programs and everything that’s related to games.

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      • #3966360
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        The problem at the shop I’m seeing.

        by rproffitt ·

        In reply to Reply To: Which storage should I pick for gaming pc?

        People buy the cheapest HDD and mind you I understand folk only bring us the problem computers we find the HDD has not failed but is severely underperforming causing overall PC performance issues. To make matters worse the manufacturer’s test passes yet you can show in Task Manager the disk is at 100% Active Time and other tests like HDTUNE show awful read and write times.

        The fallout is the gamer PC they build feels like junk. Fix? Unplug the HDD to show the issue. We no long advise any HDDs in a gamer’s computer.

        Yes they could get a good HDD but without fail they buy the cheapest drives. About 99% of these were Seagate 1 and 2TB models. I don’t bother buying that make any more.

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      by Matthewhoward ·

      In reply to Which storage should I pick for gaming pc?

      I think M.2 (500GB) for gaming and 1TB Seagate HDD as data storage best for you

    • #3971118

      If I were u

      by Cloud4Wi ·

      In reply to Which storage should I pick for gaming pc?

      I’d pick the last one, but just like all other comments here, I’d prefer SSD

    • #4002780

      Which Storage Should I Pick for Gaming PC?

      by markanderson264 ·

      In reply to Which storage should I pick for gaming pc?

      Speed. HDDs and SSDs both work well for gaming. If the HDD has enough capacity to store your games (modern games range from 20GB up to 180GB for a single installation), and is fast enough to support the graphics, you shouldn’t have troubles. Where HDDs do not do as well as SDDs for gaming is in load times.

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