Which hard driver better for running OS, games ect.

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  1. nbiggershaft

    nbiggershaft New Member

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    Just installed a media drive on my comp and was surprised at the speed I was getting on it. So I downloaded a quick benchmarker and here is what I got:

    using diskspeed32

    I am getting on my first hard drive right now:
    8.1 ms access time
    69500 kbytes/s

    Second Drive(the one I just got):

    13.1 ms access time
    82600 kbytes/s


    So I doubt I will go through the hassle of reinstalling everything, but hypothetically is the second drive faster or slower for running programs?
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Whichever one is less fragmented
     
  3. JayC71

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    RAMdrive. You aren't going to get amazing gaming speed because of a harddrive, the only thing it will really help is your load times.
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Hypothetically, the first drive is better for loading programs. How fast they run depends on the machine as a whole.
     
  5. nbiggershaft

    nbiggershaft New Member

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    well they are both on the same machine, but lets say, I am loading a battlefield 2 map, or some other game that has 100 mb + loads.
     
  6. trouphaz

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    well, try putting a game on your second hard drive and see if you notice any difference. why ask a theoretical question when you can actually test it with relatively little work?
     
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    assuming both hdds have the same interface, rotational speed, and buffer size,... the lower the access times, the better the performance.
     

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