You’ve come home from a long day and want to kick back with your favourite videogame, only to find out there’s an update so big it can no longer fit on your device – yes, we’re looking at you, Call of Duty. It sounds like you might need a new SSD, which doesn’t have to cost as much as you think.
Games are constantly getting bigger, whether you’re paying attention to the intricate graphical details or getting lost in their sprawling worlds as Rockstar, Bethesda, and Ubisoft all compete for the largest map possible. Even Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War barely fits on a 250GB drive with all game modes taking up a hefty 175GB.
Your first thought might be to buy a new hard drive, and you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking they offer more capacity for a significantly lower price. But unless you want to spend more time hanging around on a loading screen than playing the game, you’re better off with a good SSD to speed things up. There are even plenty of deals from WD, Samsung, and Crucial that rival what we’ll see on Black Friday if you don’t want to wait around.