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WD Caviar Green for Steam games ?

post #1 of 6
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Hi,

As the title says, I'd like to know if its okay to use a caviar green to play games on steam

I have a Crucial C300 as my boot drive but its only 64gb so i cant install steam on it.

What happens if i run games on a slow HDD compared to my current seagate 500gb (http://ncix.com/products/?sku=36050&vpn=ST3500418AS&manufacture=Seagate)

BTW the caviar green --> http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49591&vpn=WD20EARS&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD&promoid=1323
post #2 of 6
You'll have slower load time's all round, if you don't completely need 2tb then You should get a faster 1tb drive like Samsung f3 or wd caviar black.
post #3 of 6
I have that same hard drive and it is pretty slow man...however I've been able to play any game on it without problems. You already know you'll get more performance from a better drive, but if you're asking if it will be able, the answer's yes.
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Get another C300 and RAID 0. You're missing out on the fast load times.

Also you can use Steammover to put some games on the SSD and some on your HDD>

http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover
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It's survivable, you will just have slower load times- I have my Steam installed to a 1tb WD Green although most of the games I play frequently are installed on SSD.

I never tried it, but there is a Utility called 'Steam Mover' which supposedly very simply lets you relocate individual steam games to a SSD. I use 'Junction Link Magic' instead which I believe does the same thing, but it's a general purpose app.
Edited by BinaryDemon - 5/8/11 at 11:30am
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post #6 of 6
I keep my steam installed on a WD Green as well. Load times might be slow, but it's never noticeable for me. And once you get in game, there's not really any performance drop.
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