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Drive for Benchmarking?

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So I need to upgrade the drive that I load programs on to test.  I run a small YouTube channel where I do performance testing of hardware but 240GB is too small.  I am going to get a 500GB External drive, but cannot figure out if a 1TB External HDD would cut performance vs a 500GB SSD using USB 3.1/Type C Connection.  Thoughts?

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after loading the benchmark/game into the RAM, performance shouldnt differ no matter the storage type (unless it's really, really slow, like broken HDD slow). If you're any serious though you should use an internal SSD/high speed external SSD so you can do things faster.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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3 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

after loading the benchmark/game into the RAM, performance shouldnt differ no matter the storage type (unless it's really, really slow, like broken HDD slow). If you're any serious though you should use an internal SSD/high speed external SSD so you can do things faster.

I have a semi working SSD but being internal is a pain especially since the SATA Data connector is broken and stuck inside the sata cable.  I am thinking a portable 7200rpm might be fine, but the SSD will be more durable.

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