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Best 2.5" HDD for Gaming?

Hey guys building a shnazy ITX build and I need 2.5" drives. I don't have money for a high capacity SSD so I will need a HDD to store my games, what is the best 2.5" HDD for just gaming?

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The cheapest WD/Seagate 7200rpm drive.

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Well, if you want a 2.5" drive, the best ones are SSDs. They are more expensive, but they are small.

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10 minutes ago, Stardar1 said:

Well, with an i7, GTX 1080, Full tower and flashy lights, it can obviously only be for one thing:

Solitaire. 

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umm i think theres no 2.5" HDD for PC its only for Laptop

A laptop hard drive can be used in a dekstop, it is still SATA, cables are the same.

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Well, with an i7, GTX 1080, Full tower and flashy lights, it can obviously only be for one thing:

Solitaire. 

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Hey guys building a shnazy ITX build and I need 2.5" drives. I don't have money for a high capacity SSD so I will need a HDD to store my games, what is the best 2.5" HDD for just gaming?

Doesn't really matter.

You should simply pick a HDD from a well known manufacturer like Western Digital or Seagate with a high RPM.

If you still want that little extra in performance I would recommend a Western Digital black drive.

umm i think theres no 2.5" HDD for PC its only for Laptop

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TO CLARIFY:

 

2.5" HDDs DO exist, they are usually for laptops, but are also made for desktops

 

MOST 2.5" laptop HDDs use the same SATA and SATA power cables, so they work in desktops as well

 

SOME 2.5" laptop HDDs use MicroSATA, and need an adapter, which are cheap.

 

1.8" SSDs do exist with MicroSATA, and are TINY. I do not know if HDDs exist in this form factor

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10 minutes ago, Stardar1 said:

Well, with an i7, GTX 1080, Full tower and flashy lights, it can obviously only be for one thing:

Solitaire. 

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10 minutes ago, Stardar1 said:

Well, with an i7, GTX 1080, Full tower and flashy lights, it can obviously only be for one thing:

Solitaire. 

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Hey guys building a shnazy ITX build and I need 2.5" drives. I don't have money for a high capacity SSD so I will need a HDD to store my games, what is the best 2.5" HDD for just gaming?

Its for this (unreleased) case. its as small as can be and only supports 2.5" drives thats why I asked for it guys haha. so no 3.5" drive or adapters. there are plenty of 2.5" HDD's guys. look on any PC retailer's website. I know most 2.5" drives can't preform quite as well, so to work with what I've got, what will preform best?

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1.8" SSDs do exist with MicroSATA, and are TINY. I do not know if HDDs exist in this form factor

They do exist. There are drives that reach from 40 to 120GB of storage, but they are super expensive.

Only Toshiba makes them as it seems.

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They do exist. There are drives that reach from 40 to 120GB of storage, but they are super expensive.

Only Toshiba makes them as it seems.

I'm actually using one as my boot drive, i pulled it out of a laptop xD

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10 minutes ago, Stardar1 said:

Well, with an i7, GTX 1080, Full tower and flashy lights, it can obviously only be for one thing:

Solitaire. 

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