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User Info: mucloud

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2 months ago#31
Critcal50 posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
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..

This , if the space is doubled go with the 5400.

I have a 4tb @ 7200 and my older 2tb at 5400 no difference
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2 months ago#32
Eons ago: having more than 256MB of RAM is a dumb luxury item..

Ages ago: dual cores are dumb, why would anyone spend so much when you can just get a good P4?...

Long ago: Pshhh, who needs 64bit operating systems? My Windows XP which tells me that I only have 3GB of RAM (out of my 4) because I have a 1GB card and the OS doesn't support that much works fine still!...

A little bit more than 10 years ago: Wait 8GB of RAM is considered the recommended amount of RAM? LOL all those suckers think they are actually loading programs faster and having less problems in games...

About 3 or 4 years ago: Hah! Those fools think that having nearly instant access to every file will help the computer run faster and preform much more snappier than my archaic ally old spinning disk platter that takes several hundreds of thousands of times longer to seek and access files while the CPU sits idle for tens of thousands of cycles waiting on a physical object to actually move when it could have been done with it and the next 200+ other calculations the CPU needed to do already? Nah, I enjoy being wrong and suffering through almost every part of using a computer.
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User Info: godplaysSNES

godplaysSNES
2 months ago#33
Critcal50 posted...
Kainstryder posted...
Critcal50 posted...
Before someone comes in with "Get an SSD"
Im not spending $100 to have a measly 250 GB.

So, I went and looked at HDDs online. A 5400 4 TB is about the same price as a 7200 2 TB. Is it really worth it?


SSD's are much cheaper now than it was back then. Yes, 250 - 500 gb nowadays is nothing but I would sacrifice having a few more gbs to have instant-loading speeds.


I know they're a lot cheaper than what they used to be, but I think I'll wait til at least the 500 GB can be bought for $100.


They're cheaper but the games are also getting larger. It's ridicilous that new games range from 50 towards 100GB.
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User Info: Ron1989

Ron1989
2 months ago#34
Main issue for SSD now is that they cost a fortune thanks to the cell phone companies. I was going to get a 1tb SSD eailer this year, but now the price for that is around 300 USD or more.

User Info: red_robin

red_robin
2 months ago#35
Hard drives are for storing a bunch of crap you might use again one day.

User Info: Izicial

Izicial
2 months ago#36
Critcal50 posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
Critcal50 posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
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.

Yet you made a topic asking about hard disk speeds which will only effect how fast things load...................
The cranky hermit 2 months ago#37
Critcal50 posted...
Before someone comes in with "Get an SSD"
Im not spending $100 to have a measly 250 GB.

This is basically what I was trying to say. Im not an impatient child that needs my computer to boot up the second I press the power button. I can wait a few seconds. Hell, when I press the power button, it takes under a minute.

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User Info: oblique365

oblique365
2 months ago#38
Critcal50 posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
Critcal50 posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
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.


Its worth it to install the OS on one, you cant deny that.
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User Info: oblique365

oblique365
2 months ago#39
Critcal50 posted...
zhenghan posted...
Jonbazookaboz posted...
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

SSD is great no doubt, my work computer has one, my phone has nvme SSD.

but honestly HDD is still enough, and SSD is a luxury at the end of the day. there may be a day when SSD is a necessity, but that day isn't here yet, maybe because consoles still use HDDs.

Protip: don't turn off your computer, just put it to sleep everytime. Even with an HDD, resuming sleep takes like a second or two. but when you have to restart for w/e reason, it feels bad.


This is basically what I was trying to say. Im not an impatient child that needs my computer to boot up the second I press the power button. I can wait a few seconds. Hell, when I press the power button, it takes under a minute.

I can see the advantage of using it for a game like Battlefield, with the very large maps taking a long time to load, but seeing how the average game is often no less than 30 GB, you wont get to store a whole lot on there.

I simply dont see an SSD being worth $100 for that small amount of space just so I dont have to wait 30 whole seconds. Or a game immediately boots up, instead of taking a whole 10 seconds. If speed really matters to you and you're willing to take the sacrifice for that storage, then fine. Thats you.

But you really think someone trying to decide between a 7200 RPM 2 TB HDD and 5400 RPM 4 TB for storage space gives a damn about SSDs and instant boot times?


If your such a patient person then you wasted your time with this post when you could just get the 5400 rpm and be patient with it.
I didnt know having an ssd made people impatient children. Thats a new one.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
2 months ago#40
I would say that if you value your money more than your time, get the 5400rpm...it's still great for storage if/when you decide that 5400rpm is just too slow. Basically it'll just add some loading times to everything you do on it.

To me it sounds ideal for something that doesn't NEED a lot of loading, like storage of all your porn. Think of how much porn you could put on a 4TB drive!
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