In our various VR nights, my boss noticed that my computer took about 3-4 minutes to go from “off” to “ready to go” and this gave him the opportunity to make fun of me for still using a platter drive. “But it’s 7200rpm!”, I told him. He pointed out that I was playing many games at lower settings than my graphics card allowed. I shrugged because my graphics card is approximately 2000 times better than my previous graphics card (not an exaggeration) and I was comparing what I had to what I had before. It didn’t really bug me.
Anyway, we finished up a big project at work and he gave me a SSD. “Good job, you took care of stuff. I had this lying around on a shelf in the basement and you kinda need it.”
All that to say:
If you are thinking about upgrading your computer and you’ve got a platter hard drive? Maybe all you have to do is upgrade your hard drive. This is like having a whole new computer. Stuff that used to stutter now screams. Games that took 30 seconds to load now take less than 5. Loading screens are a thing of the past. This is as big a change as upgrading the graphics card.
So I’m back into delving into games that I played but got frustrated with because the loading screens took too long.
So… what are you playing?
(Picture is HG Wells playing a war game from Illustrated London News (25 January 1913))