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Poll Results: Which should I go with for storage for games and mass storage?

 
  • 42% (3)
    WD BLACK 2TB 7200 RPM
  • 57% (4)
    Crucial M500 480GB
7 Total Votes  
post #11 of 15
The blue is actually faster, but not enough to matter

http://www.overclock.net/t/1297633/wd10ezex-review-wd-blue-1tb-single-platter-drive

If you search black in that thread you will see how good the blue is compared to it.
Edited by CravinR1 - 3/31/14 at 4:56pm
post #12 of 15
i'd get another samsung 256gb 830 and do raid0.
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

The blue is actually faster, but not enough to matter

http://www.overclock.net/t/1297633/wd10ezex-review-wd-blue-1tb-single-platter-drive

If you search black in that thread you will see how good the blue is compared to it.

Yikes! I'm shocked. I guessing it's the longer warrenty that raises the price of the Blacks then eh? I'm glad you brought that to my attention.
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i'd get another samsung 256gb 830 and do raid0.

I would. . .but, the price of the 830 are skyrocketed since they aren't in production anymore.
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I use an average priced 3tb HDD and use SteamMover to transfer over games I'm not currently playing, but do not want to delete. Takes around 5 minutes to move a game installation to storage, less to move it back on the SSD. I will never play games from a platter drive again.

Sounds like it's more trouble than it's worth. Did you ever play games straight from the hdd? Curious on thoughts on load times on a hdd compared to ssd.
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Sounds like it's more trouble than it's worth. Did you ever play games straight from the hdd? Curious on thoughts on load times on a hdd compared to ssd.

Yeah I have. My friend is resisting getting a SSD so ive experienced his HDD recently. Hard drive is slower than the SSD, noticeable on some games more than others.

For me, I will play from SSD, end of story. It is not debatable for me. So the decision then is do I spend more on a larger ssd to hold more programs/games, or do I spend that money for ALOT more STORAGE space and use a free program to help manage my smaller drive.

This works well for me because I am a binge type of player. I will play 1 game only for an exetended period of time till im overloaded then switch to something else, and possibly come back to that game later. I'm not the type that will bounce around and play multiple different games within a few days. 2-3 games "playable" is more than enough for me. If i get the itch to play an older game, i just swap it over and go grab a drink from the fridge or something while its transferring.

This method may not work for you.

edit: another reason for SSD is it simply removes one of the question marks or weak links. When something is performance intensive or dragging my system down, I pretty much never have to blame it on the HDD anymore. No defragging, no bad sector scanning, wondering why the drive is so loud or slow, etc. I am so glad that the HDD can be relegated to non-crucial storage nowadays.
Edited by rcoolb2002 - 4/1/14 at 6:36pm
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