Due to the increasing size of games gamers are forced

Due to the increasing size of games, gamers are forced to upgrade to larger drives

To ensure a comfortable gaming experience, the presence of a powerful graphics card and CPU is required. However, this year’s major releases suggest that a high-capacity SSD is an equally important component that gamers should look out for.

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A prime example of this need is the recently released Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which takes up around 130GB of storage space. The growth trend in gaming has become a nuisance not only for users with a slow internet connection but also for those with limited storage space.

A recent survey on Steam revealed that almost half of the service’s users have more than 1 TB of storage space. At the same time, 23.18% of service users work with drives with a capacity from 250 GB to 499 GB, and 16.62% of users – from 750 GB to 999 GB. It is also noted that most of the respondents to the said survey only have 100 to 249 GB of free storage space. This means users in the second group will have to erase most of their data in order to install some of the year’s major releases. In addition to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, these games include Forspoken (120GB), Redfall (100GB), The Last of Us Part 1 (100GB), and Atomic Heart (90GB).

Games have long consumed a significant portion of the storage space available to ordinary users. Record holder in this regard is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (over 200 GB), for the interaction of which gamers often bought a separate SSD drive. This list also includes Borderlands: 3 The Director’s Cut (135GB), Red Dead Redemption 2 (120GB), Final Fantasy XV (110GB), and more.

According to Steam, users of the service in the US download games at an average speed of 12 MB per second. This means that downloading a 150GB game takes 3 hours and 28 minutes. Downloading such amounts of data is also very problematic for users with tariffs that involve traffic restrictions. However, buying a spacious SSD seems no less important than buying a powerful graphics card.


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