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Excalabur50 15-06-20 08:51 AM

1TB Crucial SSD or 2TB WD Black
 
Thought I'd pick someones brains, I'm in the need for a new games and backup drive and can't decied between a Crucial MX500 1TB or the WD black 2TB for the same price actually the WD is a touch more but double the capacity both have the same 5 year warranty and I've heard that in reality there isn't much difference in game load times between them so what would you go for?
Thanks in advance peeps :)

Dicehunter 15-06-20 09:29 AM

If there's not much difference in load times go for the higher capacity :)

Excalabur50 15-06-20 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dicehunter (Post 1021935)
If there's not much difference in load times go for the higher capacity :)

Yeah that's sort of where my thinking lay they say 30-40 seconds difference at the worst

Avet 15-06-20 09:54 AM

There is a significant difference. I recently bought MX500 to move my games from WD Black. It is night and day. I would go with SSD all the way. If it is media and backup spinning rust is fine, but even WoW runs much, much smoother on SSD.

Dicehunter 15-06-20 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Excalabur50 (Post 1021936)
Yeah that's sort of where my thinking lay they say 30-40 seconds difference at the worst


Oh you mean SSD vs HDD ? Yeah the SSD is the better choice, Ok half the capacity but the difference in load times and even mid game loads is significant.

NeverBackDown 15-06-20 03:43 PM

Also figure future games will take better advantage of SSD speeds so in theory they should deliver a better gaming experience.

SeanAngelo 15-06-20 07:17 PM

get the ssd, always. if you dont mind long load times then get hdd.

Excalabur50 15-06-20 10:33 PM

Thanks everyone will get the SSD!
And sorry my bad I should have said 7200rpm Black but was tired and in pain and forgot

AlienALX 16-06-20 01:46 AM

Bit late to the party but SSD all the way. I have three PCs in action and two are SSD only. The one with the drives in drives (pardon the pun) me crackers. Even the 5200 RPM ones omit this low hum that makes me think the rig is about to take off.

Thankfully that rig has an air cooled GPU so that usually ends up even more irritating. But yeah my other two are not (AIO cooled in one and full water the other) and that was exactly why I did not fit a single mechanical drive.

I give spinning drives 3 years. I really think that is all they have left. Even the 2.5 are simply too big these days with laptops getting smaller by the minute.


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