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Old 06-01-2007, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the Harddrive specs affect gaming that much? Right now im using an older hdd on my new pc I built because I was having problems installing it on the new hdd. In a week or so ill go install vista on the new hdd and use that.
but will i notice a big difference in gaming performance when I go to my new hdd which is alot newer, sorry i dont really know the specs of the older one but its about 4 years old

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it will problaly only speed up loading times, by a little

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Old 06-05-2007, 10:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It depends on how much caching is done, as well. Some games cache for seemless game play, and if it is a slower drive you'll get a lot longer thrashing going on which can adversely effect the performance. It usually isn't a big change, though, but like I said it depends on how the game engine utilizes down time.
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's a recent article about HDD affect on Performance. Pretty interesting IMO

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Old 06-06-2007, 01:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There is a difference, but not too much.

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