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2019/04/20 02:56:37 (permalink)
I love gaming so I want to know which hard drive should I buy for gaming PC. I have also asked  and they suggest for the Seagate 2TB FireCuda. Can anyone suggest me any other better option?


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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/20 03:51:29 (permalink)
    What type of motherboard, CPU, and operating system do you have?

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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/20 05:05:30 (permalink)
    You'll find that many of the forum members here are using M.2 SSDs and normal SATA SSDs for the fastest speed so long as your storage needs aren't great. However if you feel you need a large size mechanical hard drive then western digital black would be my choice. 

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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/20 13:11:16 (permalink)
    1-2tb SATA ssd will be great. M.2 drives though are awesome. A tad faster load times. Though I'm sure SATA ssd is where most are at.

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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/20 17:17:19 (permalink)
    I use a 2 TB  ssd boot drive and all my game files are on a 10 TB hard drive.
    Once the game is loaded it doesn't seem to make much difference after that.


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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/21 06:17:29 (permalink)
    Large capacity SATA SSD's are the way to go in my opinion. I have a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo for my OS, and a secondary 2 TB 860 Evo for my games. M.2 doesn't yield much more in terms of gaming load times over a SATA SSD. Tons of comparison videos online will show this. SATA SSD's can shave off 30 seconds or more vs traditional HDD in game load times; but an M.2? Maybe a couple seconds more than that. M.2's shine more as an OS drive, but depending on how much capacity you need, could be a little pricey.

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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/21 06:19:16 (permalink)
    I use a 1TB SSD for boot + Games I adore and need quick loading (R6 , PubG, etc.) and a 3TB WD Black 7200 RPM for all other games.. a similar setup to that will work great for gaming!


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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/24 20:48:14 (permalink)
    Samsung 860 EVO or Crucial MX500 are both good drives in the 500 GB Range. Fast, efficient, and up to date for SSDs. The 860 EVO is basically looking for new ways to improve within the SATA SSD technology limitations because it's already about as fast as they can get on a SATA connection. And they're inexpensive, so that's a plus.
     
    Wouldn't buy Mechanical HDD anymore. We're well past them providing more redundancy and reliability than SSD now. Still possible for them to increase capacity, but the value of that is seriously declining imo.
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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/24 22:22:31 (permalink)
    Not if you have a video collection and use Plex or a NAS.
     


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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/24 22:41:17 (permalink)
    I also use an 1TB SSD for my operations system and a second 500GB SATA SSD for games I am playing most often then a 4TB HDD for games that I play sometimes.

    With load screens often being hidden behind in game cut scenes the HDD hasn’t been that bad after the game starts but with SSD prices dropping I would go that way.

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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/25 04:56:31 (permalink)
    I recommend buying 1TB SATA SSD. That will allow you to keep more games installed.

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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/25 22:30:45 (permalink)
    I use a 1 TB ssd as boot and a 10 Terabyte hard drive for games and music.
    The music files are huge as they are 32 bit @ 96000 KHz, Stairway to Heaven is 265 MB so the folder for Led Zeppelin alone is 5.05 GB!


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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/25 22:46:14 (permalink)
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    I use a 1 TB ssd as boot and a 10 Terabyte hard drive for games and music.
    The music files are huge as they are 32 bit @ 96000 KHz, Stairway to Heaven is 265 MB so the folder for Led Zeppelin alone is 5.05 GB!


    If you have files that large I recommend you purchase a home NAS for backup. 

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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/27 15:20:33 (permalink)
    If you can afford to buy an SSD go for it. Otherwise, choose a drive that has a strong reputation.
     
    I use a 256GB NVMe as main drive (Windows 10), then three 500GB EVO for Data.
    That is enough for my needs. Fast and silent! :)
     
    But as the prices have fallen, 1TB SSD would be the recommended minimum for Data.
     
    Do not put your Data (games, music, videos) on the same drive's partition you have your OS on.
    That way it becomes easy to backup your OS partition and restore it.
    But wahtever you do, do regular backups.


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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/29 10:38:25 (permalink)
    I can recommend Western Digital Black drives, I've used several drives from Western digital and have only had one fail (i dropped it...) I have also used Seagate drives but Ive had two 1tb Seagate drives die on me with normal use within 6 months (granted this was years ago I assume they have gotten better since a few of my friends have and use Seagate drives on a daily basis for both work and games) 
     
    You can get a SSD for gaming since they're faster... But they're more expensive than Hard Disk Drives. Ex. You can get a samsung 860 evo 1TB SSD for $150 US - or you can get a Western Digital black 4TB HDD for 165$ US on Newegg right now. Sure, loading times arent going to be as fast as a SSD, but its not slow by any means. 
     
    The best you can do (in my opinion) is, get a small SSD for Windows / Key programs that you will be using and a HDD for games, documents, etc.  
     
    with a 200$ budget you can do the following:
    • 500GB M.2SSD intel 660p for OS/key programs /some game storage. $66ish on newegg
    if your motherboard has a M.2 Slot, this is a solid SSD and its only around $66 on Newegg. 
    • OR The samsung 860 EVO 500GB $80 on newegg 
    If your motherboard does not support m.2 drives this is a solid and reputable SSD.
    • For mass storage (games, videos, music, pictures, etc.) 2TB WD Black HDD
    Solid performance for a solid price. $110 for 2TB of HDD storage.
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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/29 12:40:56 (permalink)
    One thing to keep in mind about HDD and SSD is to consider how many games you play at given time. Normally for me I can fit anything I really care about on a 1TB SSD. Sure I could get a 4Tb for the same price but then I would have a ton of games I don’t care about and the games I do care about load slower. In that case speed wins for me over size.

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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/04/29 15:19:36 (permalink)
    lilly909
    I love gaming so I want to know which hard drive should I buy for gaming PC. I have also asked  and they suggest for the Seagate 2TB FireCuda. Can anyone suggest me any other better option?
     


    Hey lilly909,
     
    You haven't come back since your first post.
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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/05/05 12:55:45 (permalink)
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    I use a 1 TB ssd as boot and a 10 Terabyte hard drive for games and music.
    The music files are huge as they are 32 bit @ 96000 KHz, Stairway to Heaven is 265 MB so the folder for Led Zeppelin alone is 5.05 GB!




    Probably not most peoples storage requirements :) 
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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/05/06 23:48:59 (permalink)
    I have another  EVGS X99 FTW-K with another 10 TB drive with over 2000 movies on it.


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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/05/07 00:32:29 (permalink)
    Def western digital blacks or Hitachi/hgst ,which is owned by Western digital now and the drives are still pretty good. If you go SSD id say Samsung or Crucial. I wouldn't put my data on a Seagate drive even if they drove the thing to my house and did it for me!!

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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/05/08 22:20:53 (permalink)
    I have no problems with my 6 Tb, and 2 10 Tb Seagate drives.
    Been 1.5 years now.


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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/05/10 21:08:46 (permalink)
     
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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/05/11 09:20:13 (permalink)
    Apples!
    I can recommend Western Digital Black drives, I've used several drives from Western digital and have only had one fail (i dropped it...) I have also used Seagate drives but Ive had two 1tb Seagate drives die on me with normal use within 6 months (granted this was years ago I assume they have gotten better since a few of my friends have and use Seagate drives on a daily basis for both work and games) 
     
    You can get a SSD for gaming since they're faster... But they're more expensive than Hard Disk Drives. Ex. You can get a samsung 860 evo 1TB SSD for $150 US - or you can get a Western Digital black 4TB HDD for 165$ US on Newegg right now. Sure, loading times arent going to be as fast as a SSD, but its not slow by any means. 
     
    The best you can do (in my opinion) is, get a small SSD for Windows / Key programs that you will be using and a HDD for games, documents, etc.  
     
    with a 200$ budget you can do the following:
    • 500GB M.2SSD intel 660p for OS/key programs /some game storage. $66ish on newegg
    if your motherboard has a M.2 Slot, this is a solid SSD and its only around $66 on Newegg. 
    • OR The samsung 860 EVO 500GB $80 on newegg 
    If your motherboard does not support m.2 drives this is a solid and reputable SSD.
    • For mass storage (games, videos, music, pictures, etc.) 2TB WD Black HDD
    Solid performance for a solid price. $110 for 2TB of HDD storage.




     
    Please keep in mind that some of those cheap M.2 drives are M.2 Sata units and will not work on some boards - Buyer must properly research the drive specs and board requirements. And even then there still might be a problem if the board documentation is incorrect (**cough** X299 Dark)


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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/05/11 09:32:33 (permalink)
    Boot SSD - I prefer the Samsung Pro series, their budget friendly SSD are also Good
    Storage WD Black

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    Re: Recommend hard drive for gaming PC 2019/05/11 17:56:12 (permalink)
    I have a SanDisk, good drive - no complaints.


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