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post #11 of 19
that will work fine for what ur using it for.. if u trust the drive will be in good condition then go with the 2tb.. I have no doubts it will be faster than the old 2.5inch u have now, so if u are already ok with the speed of the drive u have now, this one will be faster.
post #12 of 19
Cache,single platter or not, access, seek times, etc. The rpm is only one factor. There are 5400 rpm hdd that will out preform slow 7200 rpm hdd.
In general a 7200 rpm would be the way to go for games.
post #13 of 19
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Cache,single platter or not, access, seek times, etc. The rpm is only one factor. There are 5400 rpm hdd that will out preform slow 7200 rpm hdd.
In general a 7200 rpm would be the way to go for games.

he knows that the 7200 will be faster, hes upgrading from a old 2.5inch, he just is worried its going to be a night and day difference between the two. as in its going to take 30sec to load as to 20 sec.

the specs on the 2tb drive will be adequate.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by anthony279 View Post

Cache,single platter or not, access, seek times, etc. The rpm is only one factor. There are 5400 rpm hdd that will out preform slow 7200 rpm hdd.
In general a 7200 rpm would be the way to go for games.


all very true tho.. he gave the link to the spec on the previous page.. take a peak. what u think?

im confident he will be happy with it.
post #15 of 19
don't know if ur still there but id ask for the seller to provide a "SMART" report of the hdd before you buy it.. its very simple to do
post #16 of 19
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don't know if ur still there but id ask for the seller to provide a "SMART" report of the hdd before you buy it.. its very simple to do

They have an image on the thread of HDDLife (free version, limited) with an overall SMART status showing it as good. That's enough for me to know it will AT LEAST last long enough for me to get the money for the SSHD I want.
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post #17 of 19
ok good.
post #18 of 19
Wait, your Skyrim takes a long time to load? That's probably either a really slow hard drive or something else wrong, I have 40 mods on my skyrim install and the loading screens are only there for 5-10 seconds, or less if it's been loaded recently.
    
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Wait, your Skyrim takes a long time to load? That's probably either a really slow hard drive or something else wrong, I have 40 mods on my skyrim install and the loading screens are only there for 5-10 seconds, or less if it's been loaded recently.

Sorry to tell you this, but 40 mods is nothing. I have 243 active mods on my skyrim, but the biggest impact on my loading times is the uGridsToLoad config setting. I have that set to 12, which means the game is rendering about 4x as far out as the default max view distance. It's worth it though to have the game looking this good. Take a look at the second post on this page. http://www.overclock.net/t/1165090/your-best-skyrim-awesome-pictures/11030

Also, going by your load times, you are most definitely NOT running an ENB, which is what makes the biggest overall improvement to the games graphics, and the second biggest hit to loading times. If you are not running ENB you either probably didn't know about it, or cannot run it. I don't know what your actual rig is, I have nothing to go by. You really should put your real one in your sig.

Quite honestly, I don't even know of you are telling the truth about your load times with a fake rig in your signature.
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