[SOLVED] what second drive should I get for my steam collection?

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can't decide options (also can easily move from motherboard to motherboard without problems both SATA and nvme acceptable prefered SATA for SSDs):
1.wd blue: mid noise
+very good capacity for a very good price
+reliable
-lacks performance
2.Seagate barracuda: mid noise
average performance
+still very cheap for 2 TB of capacity like wd
-unreliable
3.SSD(Samsung):
+very quite
+very good reliability
+incredible speed
-limited capacities to 1 TB (above that price is unreasonable)
-very expensive
4.wd black:
+good performance
+good capacity 2TB
-very noisy
-click of death <=> unreliable
-can be expensive similar to an SSD
5.Seagate firecuda:
+good price to performance
+good capacity
-limited availability (especially for 2 TB)
-only available in 2.5 size which is bad
-noise might be a problem
-since its an shdd it can be slow in certain situations (ex: loading a game for the first time)
 

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well idk, I want good performance I mean the game won't load for minutes (10+) and also good capacity I pay a high value of 100$+ for 2 TB and cheap for 1TB of storage , I also want it to not make much noise since this would be annoying during gameplay
Your needs call for an SSD, your budget dictates an HDD.

I would consider a compromise.
1TB SSD now ($100), and another later.
 
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How much space do you need?
What is the budget for this?
well idk, I want good performance I mean the game won't load for minutes (10+) and also good capacity I pay a high value of 100$+ for 2 TB and cheap for 1TB of storage , I also want it to not make much noise since this would be annoying during gameplay
 

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well idk, I want good performance I mean the game won't load for minutes (10+) and also good capacity I pay a high value of 100$+ for 2 TB and cheap for 1TB of storage , I also want it to not make much noise since this would be annoying during gameplay
Your needs call for an SSD, your budget dictates an HDD.

I would consider a compromise.
1TB SSD now ($100), and another later.
 

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The problem with USB external drives is that they lose the connection sometimes and your game crashes potentially without saving which erases your progress
"shuck" = taking the drive out of the external enclosure, and installing it as an internal.
Seagate externals are good for this.
An 8TB external can be had for ~$150.

I have one, its in my NAS right now.
 

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