Hdd Or Ssd Upgrade
Posted May 03 2016 - 06:54 PM
I have a Sata Hdd fitted in the machine,but am thinking of upgrading to a bigger capacity Ssd.
From what I have read online,the load times would be better,while gaming performance will not improve,as some rumours make out.
So would I be better sticking a bigger and newer Sata Hdd in,or upgrading to a bigger and modern Ssd type.
My machine is just under ten years old,with Vista OS.While an upgrade of hard drive is been done,I am contemplating changing the OS from Vista to Windows 7.
Any thoughts,help and advice would be welcomed.
Posted May 03 2016 - 07:50 PM
on the other hand if you play other games use different programs
i would get say a 250g ssd install windows 7 on the ssd nothing else
then get a larger hdd for everything else
thats if you have the $$
Posted May 03 2016 - 07:55 PM
Posted May 03 2016 - 07:59 PM
If you keep the laptop in one place most of the time and want storage space go for the HDD as they are cheaper on a per Gb price.
Shuffling data from RAM to the virtual RAM on the HD is the bottleneck. If you got space for two HDs use a SSD for the OS drive and HDD for storage.
Posted May 03 2016 - 11:27 PM
The startup time will improve significant.
The hdd has moving parts and forces you to be carefull when it's spinning.
Gpl will benefit from the quicker drive access.
My current laptop has a ssd drive and i wouldn't go back to a hdd if it where for free and would have more gb.
Posted May 04 2016 - 02:37 AM
Posted May 04 2016 - 04:22 AM
As per gaming performance, what people mean is that it won't affect your framerate, obviously, but it will reduce loading times for new loadings (ram will affect content you've already loaded, ex. for GPL: you load Monaco once, then it goes on ram, you load Spa once, then it goes on ram; first load is always slow with an HDD, much faster on SSD)
Posted May 04 2016 - 08:21 AM
Bit of Hobson,s choice. I have gone for 250gb ssd with Windows 7.
Also more Ram.Two partitions and clean out of dust. My tech guy as also convinced me to move from 32 bit to 64. Said it would be better and that my processor could handle it.Not sure if that is a good idea. But hey ho!!
Posted May 04 2016 - 08:25 AM
Posted May 04 2016 - 08:57 AM
Mmm should be cooking with gas. Also might be able to run some of my Steam games now?
Games are mainly racing. Gpl,F1Challenge,Race 07,Nascar 03,Nascar Thunder 04,F1 Codemasters 2010-2012,Motogp 07,Superbikes 07/09,Gp500 and more.
Edited by twinpotter, May 04 2016 - 09:04 AM.
Posted May 04 2016 - 09:24 AM
Edited by leon_90, May 04 2016 - 09:24 AM.
Posted May 04 2016 - 06:18 PM
Intel core2 1.7ghz
Nvidea Geforce 7300
Memory now upped a couple of gb. Turned into Win7 and 64 bit,with the 250gb ssd.
Tried running F1 2010(Codemasters) No joy. Very frappy and slow.
Gpl perfect and fine. Next step rr-install other games and see?
Posted May 05 2016 - 04:47 AM
Edited by leon_90, May 05 2016 - 04:47 AM.
Posted May 05 2016 - 09:18 AM
For old school gaming(only thing I bother with)its an ok machine.
Would love an all singing and dancing desktop, but circumstances prevail.
Having said that I have a Hp laptop with Radeon graphics at same res. That runs all the modern codemasters F1 games. Even up to F1 2014/15.
My Toshiba ex Vista now windows 7 won't touch the Cody games. Or at least F1 2010 I have tried. Got F1 2011,2012,2013,2014 and 2015 in my Steam Library, but not tried them yet, on the old Toshiba. Thinking it's just a compatability thing with 2010? Thought the old dog(Toshiba) would suffice with dedicated Nvidea card as the HP is a basic modern Radeon thing on Windows 8.1.
Guess it's going to have to be a sweet desktop or Alienware Lappy 😒
Edited by twinpotter, May 05 2016 - 09:19 AM.
Posted May 08 2016 - 12:50 PM
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