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2.5 HDD 7,200RPM vs 3.5 HDD 7,200

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I am looking to get 2 hard drives to split up my games in a RVZ02 Case that uses 2.5in hard drives. Is there really any difference other then heat. Can i use them or will they be slow
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Hi @TMatzelle60!

Yes, you can use the 2.5" drives and they should do just fine with the gaming. smile.gif

As for the differences, except for the heat you've mentioned there are few more differences between the 2.5" and the 3.5" drives:

1. They use less power (by few watts, but still).
2. Often they are less noisy (at least compared to performance optimized ones).
3. They take up less space (but outside of portable PCs and SSD it is irrelevant).

Other than that there really isn't a big different between 2.5" and 3.5". 3.5" drives have the higher capacities, but a lot of enterprise use 2.5" because they are physically smaller so it keeps appliances physical smaller.

Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Cheers! smile.gif
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Thanks for the help i just wanted to make sure.
post #4 of 18
They also are a lot slower : while 3.5" drives peak at over 200MB/s the smaller drives rarely pass 120MB/s. I assume you want them in a raid 0 matrix?
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If i use a SSD do i have to move user folder. I will only have downloads once i am done that will be deleted. Also in My documents ill have game configs. All my games will be on another sad
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If i use a SSD do i have to move user folder. I will only have downloads once i am done that will be deleted. Also in My documents ill have game configs. All my games will be on another sad

 

No, you don't have to do anything.

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They also are a lot slower : while 3.5" drives peak at over 200MB/s the smaller drives rarely pass 120MB/s. I assume you want them in a raid 0 matrix?
The 2.5mm (non-hybrid) drives have 32mb cache max vs 64mb+ on newer 3.5mm drives. I assume that plays a roll as well as 2.5 drives being designed with battery life in mind.
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TC,

I mean if nothing is getting stored there then i don't see a reason to.
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TC,

I mean if nothing is getting stored there then i don't see a reason to.

 

You don't need to. Period. Not for any reason. Just use the solid state drive and enjoy it. Don't try to avoid writing to it. You're not writing hundreds of gigabytes to it every day, so don't worry about it. You're just a retail customer. So, you can relax and enjoy it the same as you would a hard drive.

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OH ok i was just wondering since the Optimization i will be getting 1tb which is a lot and probably will take forever to fill up since its only for games maybe 1-5 games at one time just don't want to have problems
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