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So my girlfriend has a hp gaming laptop with a 1650 and a 250 gb ssd (not enough storage) aight so in the laptop on the motherboard theres a slot for an HDD. Im aware she needs a 2.5 HDD and not a 3.5. The drive would be used gaming only really. games like gta destiny modern warfare. Ive been looking into seagate barracuda 2.5  5400 rpm 1tb or 2tb and wd blue 2.5 5400 rpm 1tb or 2tb. Ive heard from some places 5400 rpm is not enough and its very slow that it would cause stuttering. Is this true or is it safe to get her a 5400 rpm for playing graphic intensive games. I havent been able to find any 2.5 7200 rpm hard drives. Apologies if this has been posted before. 

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I've got a 2TB 2.5" Barracuda and can pretty much confirm that it is capable of causing some fucky wuckies (obviously some games are more picky than others). But 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM drives very much do exist, with probably the best one being this lad.

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14 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

I've got a 2TB 2.5" Barracuda and can pretty much confirm that it is capable of causing some fucky wuckies (obviously some games are more picky than others). But 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM drives very much do exist, with probably the best one being this lad.

Tysm. Is your baracuda 5400 or 7200? will a 7200 work flawlessly for gaming or nah? 

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45 minutes ago, Marcooooo said:

Tysm. Is your baracuda 5400 or 7200? will a 7200 work flawlessly for gaming or nah? 

The 2.5" Barracudas are all 5400, and yes it should work perfectly. Hell I keep my 1TB 3.5" 'Cuda (which is 7200RPM) set aside for games that I play often which like faster storage lmao

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Consoles: Softmodded 1.4 Xbox w/ 500GB HDD, Xbox 360 Elite 120GB (Falcon w/ busted laser), XB1X 1TB, PS1 1001, PS2 Slim 70000 w/ FreeMcBoot, PS4 Pro 7015B 1TB

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Why not a 2.5” SSD? You’re just asking for problems playing modern games on a mechanical drive.

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