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I just stick with HDD for my desktops. They they have more space per dollar, and if they completely fail, they can still recover data. With SSD, I don't feel like there is a worthwhile trade off other than maybe conserving battery power.
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ranran-001 wrote:

I just stick with HDD for my desktops. They they have more space per dollar, and if they completely fail, they can still recover data. With SSD, I don't feel like there is a worthwhile trade off other than maybe conserving battery power.



this is the pretty popular drive

#26 on amazon

sold out everywhere

Seagate 2TB Firecuda Gaming SSHD SATA 6GB/s 128MB Cache 2.5-Inch Hard Drive (ST2000LX001)
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Firecuda-Gaming-Cache-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT

it has a measly 8GB of NAND but it's a must have drive for PS4 owners (from the look of it)

it's just $20 more than the same size conventional drive
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I am using ADATA 244 GB External SSD.



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I am a cheapskate and only have a WD Blue 1Tb in my desktop. However it does play all my games without issues. Loading times are still not even that horrible. I do need to upgrade though. Maybe a I will try a 960 Evo 500gb though doubt it will play nice with my motherboard. Not enough airflow near m2 slot. Due to armor on my motherboard.
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if you are using video capture on the ps4

how many GB will a 720p or 1080p? 30 minutes long each video

since i'm not sure if i should just use the 750GB SSD or 2TB SSHD instead.



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On my PC, I use both a Solid State Drive and a Hard Disk Drive. Mostly use the SSD for apps i use frequently and the Operating System for instant quickness. The SSD is a Samsung, only 120 GB in size, not big at all, but that's where my HDD comes in. Using a Seagate 1 TB Hard Disk Drive for storing games, movies, photos, music, you name it. Still have plenty of room too. I've owned my PC for going on the third year now and they both still are working excellently.
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I don't use hard drives. I stopped around 2012. The reason is they fail more often than SSD drives for me. I even had a HDD catch fire while gaming before. SSDs are just much faster, are cheaper than ever before, and just make sense as a gamer. You can find 500 gig SSD drives for around 100 bucks. So if you have a gaming PC I see no reason not to go that route unless you are flat broke.
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I don't use hard drives. I stopped around 2012. The reason is they fail more often than SSD drives for me. I even had a HDD catch fire while gaming before. SSDs are just much faster, are cheaper than ever before, and just make sense as a gamer. You can find 500 gig SSD drives for around 100 bucks. So if you have a gaming PC I see no reason not to go that route unless you are flat broke.


but for that $100 you can get 2TB-3TB of storage

SSHD can offer something in between.. like 2TB of storage for $110

even when on sale the Samsung EVO 1TB was $220.. that's about the same price as the ps4/xbox one 2

SSDs are cheaper than before but still expensive.. but as people put more SSDs into their chrome/ultrabooks.. it will help bring down the price for us
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Khonshu wrote:

I don't use hard drives. I stopped around 2012. The reason is they fail more often than SSD drives for me. I even had a HDD catch fire while gaming before. SSDs are just much faster, are cheaper than ever before, and just make sense as a gamer. You can find 500 gig SSD drives for around 100 bucks. So if you have a gaming PC I see no reason not to go that route unless you are flat broke.


but for that $100 you can get 2TB-3TB of storage

SSHD can offer something in between.. like 2TB of storage for $110

even when on sale the Samsung EVO 1TB was $220.. that's about the same price as the ps4/xbox one 2

SSDs are cheaper than before but still expensive.. but as people put more SSDs into their chrome/ultrabooks.. it will help bring down the price for us


That is like saying, "A new Truck for 50,000?! I can buy two Kia cars for that price!" apples to oranges. The reality is if you are a PC gamer it should all be about power and performance. PC gaming isn't a cheap hobby by any means. Gaming is expensive anyway. But PC gaming is very expensive.

My 4k monitor and system I built ended up somewhere around 2,000 dollars. I realize a 4k setup and SLI 1080s makes me in the minority as does my opinion. But I don't care about space over performance from a gaming standpoint. I only play a few games at a time, most of the time just one. Certainly if you just use your PC for space, and don't need the performance? HDD could be worth it.

Guess it comes down to the old money vs performance argument and when it comes to PC gaming that flew out the window a long time ago for me. I would only have consoles if I was that short on cash but that is just me.
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Khonshu wrote:

That is like saying, "A new Truck for 50,000?! I can buy two Kia cars for that price!" apples to oranges. The reality is if you are a PC gamer it should all be about power and performance. PC gaming isn't a cheap hobby by any means. Gaming is expensive anyway. But PC gaming is very expensive.

My 4k monitor and system I built ended up somewhere around 2,000 dollars. I realize a 4k setup and SLI 1080s makes me in the minority as does my opinion. But I don't care about space over performance from a gaming standpoint. I only play a few games at a time, most of the time just one. Certainly if you just use your PC for space, and don't need the performance? HDD could be worth it.

Guess it comes down to the old money vs performance argument and when it comes to PC gaming that flew out the window a long time ago for me. I would only have consoles if I was that short on cash but that is just me.


actually it's more like a discussion about a $5 for an orange or apple vs $20-$30 for an orange or apple

i'm a console gamer not pc gamer

a gamer on a budget.. i paid $212 for my PS4 slim.. so no.. i'll not pay $250 for a hard drive

on the PC the SSD will help with loading the game faster (the witcher 3 around 28 seconds on pc with SSD?)

on console?

PS4 vs PS4 pro-- even though the Pro has SATA III vs SATA II on the fat and slim ps4..

i think it's only 2 second faster -- witcher 3 loading time on SSD is 67 second on Pro vs 69 second on the fat/slim ps4

while SSHD will come in between for 2x the storage 1/2 the price with only 4-6 second slower

a few seconds faster for 2-3x the price tag for half the storage size? no thanks

this is why this drive is always out of stock
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Firecuda-Gaming-Cache-ST2000LX001/dp/B01M1NHCZT
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