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Is a 512 GB SSD drive enough for gaming?

The 512 GB solid-state drive is not only enough to play a few Triple-A titled games, but it’s also enough to boost the PC or laptop’s overall performance.

A solid-state drive (SSD) for gaming can boost the overall performance of a laptop or personal computer (PC). Unlike a new graphics card, a quick new SSD would not improve the in-game frame rates. However, it will make every interaction with a user’s PC faster and more responsive. A larger SSD will give the user enough speedy space to cope with the constant demands of gaming’s biggest storage claimers, such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare.

Users have a choice of various storage capacities. As at 2020, common consumer SSD storage capacities are 128 Gigabytes (GB), 256 GB, 512 GB, one Terabyte (TB) and 2 TB. A 4 TB is available on a few standalone SSD models, while an 8 TB can be found in some high-end PCs and laptops.

The 128 GB SSD is a good option for a casual gamer who sticks to playing only one game. However, if the user is planning to only do everyday tasks like emailing, browsing the internet, or streaming series and movies, then a 256 GB drive will be more than enough. However, if the user plans on playing a few Triple-A games, the 512 GB SSD drive is the minimum recommendation. Anything lower than that might disturb the gaming experience, but anything more than 1 TB drives might be overkill.

On a Quora thread, one user wrote, “An SSD with 512 GB of storage should be fine in the short term. Most large games take up about 60 GB to 100 GB, and the operating system takes up about 5 GB to 10 GB. Other applications such as Discord, TeamSpeak, Steam, Epic Games also takes up some space, but you should still have enough space for a good handful of games.”

It is thus clear that a 512 GB SSD drive will provide enough space for a gamer to run multiple applications and games from it. Not only will the user be able to play a few Triple-A games with the SSD, but they will also notice that their PC’s performance has improved.


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