SSD vs HDD Loading Times for Reforged?

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so I was wondering if anybody actually tested the difference in loading Reforged Editor/Maps with SSD & HDD?
I use to have it on my small 128GB SSD (SATA III) but moved it to my 1TB HDD because it took too much space...

Although I didn't actually notice any big difference when I did the change.

I was recently thinking of upgrading to a cheap M.2 NVMe 500GB (this) so I thought about asking for opinions.

Here you can see that MOST Games benefit from SSD:

of course down the line I'm also thinking of replacing my HDD with a 1TB SSD (this) but they are still a bit pricey.
 
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Choosing an SSD over a traditional mybkexperience the mechanical hard drive offers many performance advantages. The faster read and write times of an SSD help you load large files faster and also shorten the boot times of your operating system as well as the programs and applications on your computer.
 
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@oliver07 yeah bro I know that, I already have win10 on a 128gb ssd but it's too small to put Reforged on it.

I use to have it there but I run out of space so I transferred it back to my 1TB HDD.

BUT the main problem is that I didn't actually notice any big difference in loading maps/editor
maybe Blizzard did not optimize it well?
 

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Yes WC3 is not very optimised. A lot of loading time is often due to computation, possibly the result of poor data structure choices, and not I/O. This is very different from a game like Heroes of the Storm where an SSD basically means you have as good as no loading times, capable of loading into maps from a clean start in under a few seconds should your CPU be fast enough.
 
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SSD vs HDD can be compared endlessly. There are advantages of HDD and they will never compare to SSD. For example, reliability. When I had a failed SSD I did not feel so bad. Yeah, it's faster. But harddrive is always more reliable for storing info. And it's cheaper because of the storage space and the possibility to split the disk.
 

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But harddrive is always more reliable for storing info.
Professionally it is the opposite? HDDs have moving parts so are able to fail in a lot more ways. For example it is not uncommon after physical transportation, such as between data centres, that many of the drives arrive dead. On the other hand SSDs are used in most military grade systems now due to their better ability to sustain impacts and other physical torture.

nd the possibility to split the disk.
You can partition SSDs as well.
 
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