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Playing games on a 5400 RPM HDD vs 7200 HDD.

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User Info: theswatleader

theswatleader
1 month ago#11
Ssds are essential in todays world for os atleast. Just a psa. But most people i know never use over 2tb. So personally go with 7200 rpm in whatever size you do want/ would use. Because writing or downloading to a 5400 rpm is such a pain sometimes.

User Info: NuclearHendrix

NuclearHendrix
1 month ago#12
I only have a 5400rpm 2tb WD Blue hdd, and it's fine. I'm glad I went with it over a 1tb hdd, cause I would have been out of space already. I like having all or at least most of my games installed.
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User Info: DreDayy

DreDayy
1 month ago#13
Critcal50 posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
Critcal50 posted...
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Why not go 7200 if it's just a few bucks more? I can notice a difference in performance, personally.

Because for the same price I can just get double the space. I wouldnt mind buying the 2 TB 7200 RPM HDD, but if I could have double the space for not much of a performance difference..well..

I cringe at that considering what you said about the SSD. Lol


An SSD to me is a pointless luxury. The only good I hear about them is that things load faster. Not worth the money to me.

I'd much rather have more space.


you should actually get one before you make such a dumb statement.
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User Info: godplaysSNES

godplaysSNES
1 month ago#15
SSD is the part you can happily do without until you've used one

I assume you're currently using a 7200 RPM HDD for the OS, and then 5400 RPM HDD will feel slow. If it's just for storage however, 5400 RPM will be just fine.
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User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
1 month ago#16
Ssd for me is a game changer. Not only are my games almost instant. When i turn my pc on my login screen is just right there instantly
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User Info: johnny_pay

johnny_pay
1 month ago#17
The difference between 5400 and 7200 is noticeable when loading games. Do you want to wait 5 minutes on a loading screen or 2 minutes. That same game on an SSD will take like 20 seconds.

User Info: lightningbugx

lightningbugx
1 month ago#18
Critcal50 posted...


I'd much rather have more space.


Why not both? Does the case only have one bay for a hard drive?
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User Info: stav8

stav8
1 month ago#19
Real world difference is longer loading times and that's it
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User Info: Kano92

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1 month ago#20
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