M.2 NVME vs SSD vs SSHD vs HDD Game Loading Times


M.2 vs SSD vs SSHD vs HDD Game Loading Times. Welcome back guys, I thought it might be a good time to do an update to my M.2 vs SSD game loading times comparison video that was published last year. For this one I’ve decided to add in a SSHD drive and a HDD to the mix to help you get a better understanding of how fast these drives can load some of today’s most popular games.

****SSHD results are from the 4th load****
****Song name: Lost Time (Youtube Library)****

One of the most common question I get from viewers is “is NVME for gaming worth it” and as you can see from the M.2 vs SSD section of the video, it really isn’t worth the money for a few seconds less in loading times. That being said, an M.2 NVME drive will speed up production workflow and window boot times but for gaming there’s no justifiable difference.

I really hope you like this M.2 NVME vs SSD vs SSHD vs HDD game loading time comparison video and find it useful. As always, a thumbs up would be greatly appreciated and if you like my videos please subscribe for more.

Games Tested:
Shadow of the Tomb Raider → 00:00
Far Cry 5 → 00:49
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey → 01:33
The Witcher 3 → 02:24
Kingdom Come Deliverance → 03:06
Battlefield 5 → 03:40
Ghost Recon Wildlands → 04:49
GTA 5 → 05:42
Resident Evil 2 Remake → 06:45

Drives used:
M.2 NVME: Samsung 970 EVO
SATA SSD: Samsung 860 EVO
SATA SSHD: Seagate Firecuda 1 TB 7200RPM
SATA HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 7200RPM

Full System Specs:

Motherboard: Asus Z370-G Gaming
CPU: i7 8700K
GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
RAM: 32GB DDR4 3000MHz
SSD: Samsung 860 Evo
NVME: Samsung 970 Evo (OS)
PSU: EVGA 750W Power Supply (Gold)
Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro
Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU (144Hz/165Hz OC – 1440p)

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  1. Since these are probably CPU constrained it’d be interesting to see how the results change on your new 9900K. But a lot of work for you I’m sure! It may be that it takes better processors to draw out the NVME / Base SSD distinction.

  2. Battlefield 5 on NVME 1:09 >_< At this rates of 3400Mb/s they can load 234Gb into RAM!!! I think main developers are brain damaged >_<

  3. Jumping from HDD is definitely worth it, i Have 2TB HDD for Apps, Solo games & Movies and I have 2x 480GB SSD's for my operating system & online games. for advice i wouldn't jump from SSD to M.2 though (Just a waste of money to save 1-2 secs load up times but would recommend going to M.2 or SSD from HDD

  4. Excellent(!!!) presentation. Kudos for the obvious hard work and respect for the polish!. I've watched my share of hardware benchmark videos, but refreshingly, you just cut straight to the meat of the comparison.
    And without speaking a word, somehow you still imparted more useful information than channels that prattle on and on with filler.
    Liked. Subscribed. Both heartily earned!

  5. So for a bandwidth rating of 25Gb/sec M.2 only gets about a 2 sec advantage over SATAIII's 6Gb/s thats definitely a head scratcher.

  6. Awesome comparison. Lord knows I've spent days in front of load screens if I put all the time in one bucket.

  7. Don't buy those SSHD. They're often very unreliable, and only slightly faster than a standard spinner. Firecuddas are literally the most unreliable drive on the market right now.

  8. Everyone else: We are comparing the speed of loading times between different components

    Me: Hoping to find a game that my computer can run

  9. Pay hundreds of dollars for a large SSD instead of getting up and stretching or doing some pushups or going and grabbing some gamer fuel. Makes sense…..

  10. your CPU bottlenecks your whole system . It would be better to get AMD since there CPUs go for 3200 MHZ ram. The cost of ryzen 7 3800x(8 cores 16 threads) is about 350$ or you can go for ryzen 9 3900x(12 cores 24 threads) for about 450$. It is just a shame to see an RTX 2080ti uses 6 cores cpu


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