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Gaming PC Hard Drive

There are components of a gaming pc to think about when you are in the market to purchase one. Often, you must think about things like the processor and the monitor. There are even other options for keyboards and a hard drive is not a component to overlook, though. All gaming professionals know that the gaming pc hard drive is a big part of not only gaming but performing well within those goals.


The complicated part comes from knowing what type of hard drive to buy and which is best. The good news is that there is a high range of choice in most price ranges. The sad news is there are often more choices that may meet your needs, and it can be hard to select one.


At Lenovo, we provide you with the best possible access to top-performing hard drives and gaming pcs. You will find the latest models at the best prices right here available to you today. If you need help in selecting, we have few tips to help you with this process.


Why does the Hard Drive Matters?


Finding the best hard drive for gaming means considering a wide range of factors. The computer’s storage, which includes the hard drive, plays an integral role in how well your computer can keep up with you during gameplay. Without enough space, all the individual functions required in a game may not happen. You may not be able to compete against the best gamers out there as a result. By understanding your options in hard drive gaming pc, though, you can make better decisions as you work to upgrade your existing computer or purchase a new one.


Hard disk drives


These types of drives have been around for a long time – since gaming took off. You will find a traditional hard disk is 3.5 inches or 2.5 inches. This type of hard drive uses spinning platters while storing the data. The faster the spinning speed is, the faster the drive can function to meet your ongoing needs. Speeds of around 7,200 RPMs for desktops are common (laptops have a lower spin speed in most cases). Few of them use SATA connectors, a newer option compared to older IDE connectors. Those SATA connectors help them to function even faster when reading or writing.


The problem with hard drives is that they tend to not last if other options. They can fail suddenly in crisp situations, especially when exposed to a magnet. They work very well, though, and tend to be the best option for those who want an affordable gaming hard drive. If you are not a professional gamer, this option works well for most pcs.


Solid-state drives


Today, it is common to find solid-state drives, or SSDs, available to you. You will often hear professionals talk about how important this external hard drive for gaming pc is, and it is quickly becoming the go-to option for most in the industry.


They have multiple benefits to them, including small form factors. They are also extremely fast. In few situations, gamers use this gaming hard drive for pc as their boot and their game drives. Then, they use hard disk drives for all their storage needs outside of these areas. It can work very well to give your system a boost in performance.


SSDs work by storing all data onto memory chips. They do not use platters as the data has to use through the circuits, which speeds up the process significantly. SSDs also last for longer because they are less likely to get damaged through a sudden power cut or a shock to the system. That makes them a good long-term investment for majority of gamers.


You will find diversified options available, including the 2.5-inch SATA drive, which is the standard and most used option for moderate gaming systems. The NVME options are a bit better and more exclusive but can be important to seek out for those who need superior performance.


Solid-state hybrid drives


Another option for those looking for the best internal hard drive for gaming is the SSD hybrid. As its name implies, it is a combination of the former two options. These drives have both types of hard drives. They do not have two separate drives, but a single form. The SSHD stores a large amount of data on the hard disk platters. However, the overall capacity is small, which means it will manage the temporary data rather than long-term files. By using this type of hard drive, you will get higher overall performance at a higher speed.


There are other options available as well. The best internal hard drive for gaming is one that provides the most speed for your investment. It all comes down to your budget and the type of hard drive you prefer to use.


What About External Hard Drives?


Another factor to keep in mind is that you can add to an existing hard drive in your pc with the use of a gaming external hard drive. As the name suggests, this type of storage is outside of your pcs. Mostly the gamers need this because of the sheer demand for storage to keep games moving quickly. Which is the best external hard drive for gaming? You must concentrate on important things before making your buying decision.


Storage capacity


As you consider all the options available, storage capacity is likely to be the biggest factor in making your decision. There is no benefit to purchasing a small amount of storage if it is not going to meet your needs, especially over time.


The good news is that it does not have to be expensive to purchase the storage drive. Most gamers want at least 64GB of storage to move things like photos and videos. However, if you want speed increases, you need up to 1TB of storage can be beneficial (and the professional gamers may be after 2TB of storage). Costs get a bit higher at this point, but it can be worth it to buy more now if you think you are going to need it over time.


SSD or HDD


The best external hard drive for pc gaming needs to meet your goals for speed. There are two distinct ways they can do this, including HDDs and SSDs. Overall, SSDs tend to be much faster and, therefore, the best option for pc users. Keep in mind that SSDs can become expensive over time, especially the larger you need them to be. Finding the balance here in affordability and speed is often difficult. It is not common for today's average gamer to need as high storage speed as a professional do. You do not have to buy the highest SSD option out there, then.


Transfer speed


Another factor to think about when buying an external hard drive for laptop gaming (or pc gaming in most cases) is the size of the drive and the transfer speed. Those who transfer huge data back and forth from their drive to their system are going to need quick transfer speed to make that possible. So, the gamers those who are looking for high speed gaming pc must switch to the latest gaming hard drive. Those who are recording video and then transferring that video around to various locations, the costs are going to be noticeably higher. These hard drives can be a perfect option to remove all the glitch from the data storing and transferring process.

 

Portability and overall durability


Yet another factor to consider as you look at the best hard drive for gaming pc users is how portable and durable the external components are. Remember, it is common for these drives to have difficulty when they suffer damage. Yet, few of them designed to have more protection and therefore, can be a better purchase for those who need portability.


Finding Exactly What You Need at Lenovo


As you game, your needs for improved performance and outstanding functionality will increase. As that happens, you need to be sure you have ample functionality within your pc or laptop to meet demand. It is common to need to up your storage frequently if you do not have enough for the types of games you play.


The good news is that there are distinct options out there from multiple well-known and trusted brands. A good hard drive for gaming offers ample space and high speed to help you move through your game without any limitations. When you put a bit of time into comparing various other options we offer at Lenovo, you are likely to find a hard drive that is perfect for your current setup.


How do you get start?


Check out our lineup of current hard drive options. We offer options for both your external and your internal hard drive needs. Choose the best specs for your goals based on how frequently or intensely you play game as well as your budget. You can also check out the savings opportunities we offer. It is quite common to find a great deal from the multiple options available from the best hard drives on the market right here at Lenovo. We are proud to help you play every game well. Find the best hard drive for you available today.

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