07-29-2018 11:29 AM
07-29-2018 05:51 PM
07-30-2018 06:51 PM
I personally haven't found an SSHD to be that useful over a standard hard drive. The cache is tiny so if you are typically accessing a lot of different things it will not be able to cache them all and most things end up getting pulled from the hard drive anyway. If most of the stuff is archival and you are accessing a few things constantly then you might see a benefit.
Basically, I don't think it hurts but I wouldn't spend extra on one over a plain drive.
07-30-2018 09:40 AM
Im looking at getting a new hard drive. How ever I haven't opened my Asus G11 case up yet. I want to do the hard drive install when I open the case up.
Currently I have a friend that is urging me to go with the Seagate Firecuda 2TB hard drive and wanted to ask if anyone on here ever used this harddrive before?
I also wanted to ask if anyone ever installed this harddrive before on an Asus G11?
I never did anything to a computer, Ive always made due with what I had till it was time to get a whole new pc. So this will be the first time I will be messing with the innards of a computer. So I don't know if this drive will plug in and work with this computer. If anyone can give some advice I would greatly appreciate it.
The other hard drive I am looking at is the Seagate Ironwolf 8TB hard drive but its just a plain hard drive not a hybrid SSHD like the Firecuda.
07-30-2018 06:54 PM
Choose SSD from Samsung. I would recommend!
07-31-2018 06:05 AM
07-31-2018 09:50 AM
07-31-2018 10:32 AM
If you have a bad or expensive internet connection at home then it might be worth getting a bigger drive so that everything can always be installed. But keep in mind that when you have a lot of games installed you will also have a lot of updates to install so if this is a concern you should disable automatic updates.
If you have a good internet connection then I would question whether you really need to have everything installed all at once. With a fast connection even large games are only an hour away. My laptop only has a 1TB game drive and I have survived for years by uninstalling games I have completed. It turns out I don't have time to replay old titles and can't even keep up with my new purchases. It's enough space to keep all of my multi-player games installed and the single-player games I'm actually still playing which turns out to be all I've really needed. My desktop has more space and more games installed but I don't play any more of them than I play on my laptop. I just don't bother uninstalling because I haven't run out of space yet.
07-31-2018 10:00 AM
07-31-2018 10:11 AM
Rob W. wrote:
I tend to run my games off ssd, much faster! And use hdd’s For bulk storage.
You can load in your games from hdd to ssd for playing, much faster load times in games.*