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Should games be stored on SSD or HDD?

Before choosing the best option, you should learn all factors regarding SSD and HDD. When everything is decided you can get your desired drive. Now, we are trying to write this in depth guide, so that you can understand which will be good in terms of performance.

Are you confused about which storage you should use: SSD or HDD? 

It is very confusing when you are looking to choose the best hard drive storage for playing online and offline games. In recent years manufacturers are decreasing the price of SSD, which makes the gamers switch from HDD to SSD. For storing games, an SSD is a much better option than a traditional hard drive. Gamers are still very confused about whether they use SSD over HDD does it affect their gaming performance. 

Before choosing the best option, you should learn all factors regarding SSD and HDD. When everything is decided you can get your desired drive. Now, we are trying to write this in depth guide, so that you can understand which will be good in terms of performance.  

Learn Top 5 Factors Before Storing Your Games

Form Factor

SSD and HDD both have three different form factors. Now, which factors are best suited with your device format depends on specifications. 

  1. First: 2.5 inches

If you already do a little research, you will see that both SSD and HDD contain 2.5 inches form factor. As an example you can check Crucial MX500. Those SSD or HDD are easily fit on your Desktop PC or Laptop. Recently people are more comfortable to use hard drives instead of SSD. This form factor is designed to minimize everything and give you high performance. 

  1. Second: M.2

This is the smallest factor used in Tablet and Ultrabooks. This version is very easily attached into the motherboard with the M.2 socket. M.2 is designed so small that it can easily be attached into the small space. 

  1. Third: Portable

Portable SSD has the option to store your games, you can easily bring them whatever you want and play games on different devices. A portable SSD is 100 times faster than any other clicking hard drive. Also the transfer rate is higher than others. 

Capacity

When an SSD is invented the capacity is lower than HDD. But after time the capacity of SSD is increasing. Thinking of the gamers manufacturers now released 500 GB to 2 TB Drive capacity. And now the SSD is taking over HDD slowly. 

Speed

HDD or SSD which you are going to use for gaming doesn’t affect much, because both of them have enough storage to offer you. But if you are talking about the load time, then SSD is a winner over HDD. This happens because the SSD doesn’t contain any spinning disk like HDD. 

Noise Friendly

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If you use an SSD on your system, you will experience less fan noise or not. Because an SSD doesn’t get hot like an HDD, it remains cool and gives you a higher performance. 

Costs

As a gamer you must need both SSD and HDD. You can set an SSD on your system and get a portable HDD to store your games. Both SSD and HDD are very reasonable and on your budget. You can get them on your preference. 

Conclusion

We describe most of the factors you need to know. Now it’s your time to decide which one you are going to use. If you are a gamers our experience says, you need both internal and external SSD to enjoy your game from anywhere.

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