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Even a faster HDD would likely fix the problem. You can get a 1TB Spinpoint F3 for about $60 USD
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thx futhermore i'll buy a ssd. Vertex 2 120gb is good?
No real need for an SSD, especially if you need space. Get 2 Samsung spinpoint F3's or F4's and put them in a RAID 0 array. You will have no more stuttering. You'll have 10x the space at half the cost. And similar read/write performance.

Large games, that have lots of transitions like GTAIV, Oblivion, etc. will access the HDD to load the next area. The Caviar green drives are fairly slow, so it's no surprise that the game with pause for a split second to load the new area you're going to.
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My suggestion is if you play streaming games. COD doesn't really stream data after the map is loaded so that doesn't sound like the problem.
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My suggestion is if you play streaming games. COD doesn't really stream data after the map is loaded so that doesn't sound like the problem.
He mentioned GTAIV and NFS underground I believe. But yeah, most FPS's don't access the HDD once loaded. Hell, even the BF series doesn't access the HDD's, and BF2/2142 have some pretty freakin large maps.
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He mentioned GTAIV and NFS underground I believe. But yeah, most FPS's don't access the HDD once loaded. Hell, even the BF series doesn't access the HDD's, and BF2/2142 have some pretty freakin large maps.
Doing too many things at once! Argh, yes, listen to Omega . Those mentioned games stream heavily.
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Everyone recommends the spinpoint, what about the Caviar black? imo their a beast of a quick drive for the shear size of them. I've mine partitioned into 150gb->os, 100gb->games, and the rest for storage, just my opinion tho ^^


HDD's can affect performance mildy in alot of games, but for the most part, its so small (unless the drive is blatently bad) its unnoticable. But its a different matter if your into emulation, its 100% running off the drive if your running .iso's etc, would defo affect performance greatly.

Edit: Alot of big rpg games etc that do alot of HDD-pulling, usually have a config file that you can turn off background loading from the HDD btw (or at least reduce it), it will most likely lower your fps a small bit, but it should reduce stuttering till you get a faster one.
Edited by Asmodean - 5/18/11 at 9:34am
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I'll try to see if I buy a samsung f3

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Just started having this problem myself and it is EXTREMELY annoying. Every one of my games have stuttering, even Source games. I get constant 90fps but every several seconds encounter a stutter. As I aim my crosshair around I can hear my RAID0 drives buzzing constantly, so I know it's my hard drives. I also moved a game over to my OS drive to confirm, and it didn't stutter on that drive. I need a pair of F3s but I can't spend that right now
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