English New to Gaming Need Hard Drive

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15.02.17 04:45:37 am
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gadgetick
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Hey Guys i am new to gaming and wanted to know which hard drive will be best for best gaming experience.
My PC is very slow running PC. I have heard that an external hard drive can fix that.

Please recommend a very low budget external hard drive.Please don't throw your affiliate links and try to help me.
Thanks
15.02.17 07:52:10 am
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Yates
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Get an SSD instead. Samsung EVO 850 are pretty cheap.
15.02.17 01:56:55 pm
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VADemon
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Samsung 840/850 EVO has or has speed degradation issues in the past: http://goughlui.com/2016/11/08/note-samsung-850-evo-data-retention-performance-degradation/

@user gadgetick: What kind of computer do you have? Because maybe your current hard drive isn't an issue.
• but if it is, full disk defragmentation will help for a while.
I had the experience where a mid-tier notebook would boot up and shutdown ~3-5min long. After the defragmentation it'd take just 20-30% of the time - a noticeable performance increase.

> SSD: Must be installed as the primary drive with the OS on it. Nothing out of the ordinary, but probably hard for unexperienced users.

> Second HDD: Plug'n'play, full speeds reachable only with USB 3.0 - then you can install games and such on the HDD so the workload is split between your internal #1 HDD and the external one.

> Second HDD - RAID0 Option *super-duper advanced*: Same as above, but this time you make TWO partitions on each drive: a regular one at the end of the disk space and then the one for RAID0. Once that's done you can tell your system to equally distribute data among both drives on that special RAID0 partition - that means almost double the read/write speed, because the load is evenly distributed. I'm surely an ordinary mortal doesn't think about it, but it's possible (afaik, with USB that is Win8 and onwards)

(I will edit this post with a screenshot showcasing the last option)
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16.02.17 11:12:43 am
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Yates
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@user VADemon: I know about the 840, that was only with two of the storage sizes I believe. But I haven't heard of this with the 850, I also haven't noticed it with my two 850's (one being 256GB and the other 1TB). I shall have to do some performance benchmarks. Empty my smaller drive, fill it up to about 80%, never touch it and see what the performance is in a couple of months.
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