1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

sshd or normal hd for games

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by ldc2710, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. ldc2710

    Associate

    Joined: Jun 13, 2005

    Posts: 99

    Location: notts

    hi i was just wondering if its worth getting a sshd over a normal hd for gaming,i do have two ssd's for my os and main games but since the steam sale popped its ugly head up i got a fair few titles,so i am in need of more storage,and was wondering is it worth getting a sshd over a hd for my steam library

    thanks :D
     
  2. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 58,331

    From my experience - your mileage might vary - the laptop in my sig comes out the box with an 8GB SSD cache that boosts the main mechanical HDD as a hybrid setup - game load times were on average about 30% faster using the SSD caching (a small number of games saw a bigger boost, some less of no boost) over just working as a plain mechanical HDD but it does take a little time for the caching to pickup on the usage pattern so you don't see that on first run. Running the same game off an SSD however was seeing as much as 3x faster load times over just a plain mechanical HDD.

    I think a Seagate rep posted some inhouse benchmarks they'd done of game load times using a SSHD on these forums somewhere.
     
  3. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

    Posts: 5,443

    Location: M28

    In my ROG lappy, have an SSHD for games, Seagate Firecuda 2TB as it came with a bog standard 1TB WD Blue and was a tad slow to what I'm used to.

    You won't notice a huge speed difference straight away as apparently it has to learn. It is quite nippy now for the games I play.
     
  4. ldc2710

    Associate

    Joined: Jun 13, 2005

    Posts: 99

    Location: notts

    cheers for the reply's,think i might give one a go as it will be just for games