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Submitted by bf4only 204d ago | article

Battlefield 4 hdd vs ssd load time

Is battlefield 4 or battlefield 3 taking longer then a minute to load? If you upgrade to a SSD it will bring your load time down to 30 seconds. If the performance and boot up time of your computer is your primary goal, then you should buy a solid state drive. (Battlefield 4, PC, Tech)

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onyoursistersback  +   204d ago
will this be the only way i can finish the campaign with out resetting its self?!
kB0  +   204d ago
Mind blowing that an SSD is faster than a HDD:P

Still, the only shocker here is that it didn't crash!
cesuf  +   204d ago
Why is it mind blowing? There's no moving parts in them.

Clearly they were crafted from reverse engineering of alien technology at area 51.
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Phoenix76  +   204d ago
I think he was being sarcastic :)
KwietStorm  +   204d ago
He wasn't being serious. And neither are you.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   204d ago
damn the HDD is that bad eh? got dual raid 0 corsair force 3 ssd's here myself that have 500megs readspeed each...... still think the loading time is really slow tho..... atleast comparing to other games that have heavyload.
Kleptic  +   204d ago
There is a great SSD article on battlelog (you could probably find it in a search, i'm too lazy haha) that describes how to better set up your ssd for BF4...

BF4's client side hit detection uses a rather large cache file written to your SSD at any point that you join a server...it apparently has something to do with 'network prediction', and it bounces between your drive and system memory pretty regularly (this is also responsible for rubberbanding in some cases; its not necessarily your network, but can also be a problem with how the level loaded entirely)...

anyway, when i followed the steps for SSD setup it made a pretty big difference for me...I'm on windows 8, and hate extra utilities running, so never bothered with my magician software for an 840 pro...but enabling Rapid mode and doing some other tweaks to random writes and OS optimization was noticeable...i can load into any server within about 10 seconds now (at least from when it says 'loading level, the connection stuff takes a bit longer before hand), including the time at with the blue bar in battlelog...

you may've done that stuff already, so this was just in case...but if you're thinking bf4 loads slowly and haven't adjusted anything since you installed the game...it won't hurt anything...
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Are_The_MaDNess  +   203d ago
thanks, didnt really think i needed to do anything for a big game like BF4...... alot of smaller games even indie games have great speeds on loads.
will check it out.

timed it around 40 sec from when the BF4.exe started, as thats when the game starts loading, or atleast should be.
thats bad in my book for 2ssd's on raid......
Kleptic  +   203d ago
totally agree; we shouldn't have to do a thing for a title like BF4...but for the time being it seems the community is better at tweaks to get more performance out of it than the actual updates are...

Just checked it, i can load from when the icon pops up in windows, past the loading screen, and into the deployment screen in 22 seconds...on a single samsung 840 pro 120GB...windows 8 64 bit with 8GB of G.Skill 2133mhz ram, A10 6800k cpu w/ igpu disabled, and an R9 280x toxic edition gpu...thats definitely significantly better than before i messed around with my ssd settings...

Now if i could figure out a way to guarantee the network stability doesn't go full blown dial up on me...never in my life have i played a multiplayer game reporting my own ping of less than 30...and have unplayable amounts of lag and rubberbanding out of no where...1 in 3 games for me is still out of control...and i'm on a commercial grade connection and equipment for work (i work 75% from home)...
qzp  +   204d ago
that's pretty much battlefield for a lot of people 2 min load time just to crash 30 seconds later.
KwietStorm  +   204d ago
4 definitely loads faster than 3 did, thank God, and it loads in less than half a minute on the sshd in my PS4.
Beastforlifenoob  +   204d ago
Im happy you replaced the PS4 hdd the default one had a horrible 5400rpm rotten egg.
KwietStorm  +   203d ago
Yea I never had any intention of leaving that in there.
bf4only  +   203d ago
After latest patch battlefield 4 loads even faster on the pc with my samsung ssd!
windblowsagain  +   204d ago
Since the newest update.

Mine has only crashed once, but that was with the newest amd drivers. So i don't know.

Loving China rising maps though:)
bf4only  +   204d ago
no crashes and no frame droppes in stock mode cpu
I dont have any crashes anymore! only problem is that i can't overlock my cpu without frame droppes. have to run in stock mode.
cesuf  +   202d ago
Overclocking your cpu would only increase frame rates not decrease. There's something else going on. Either your bottlenecked somewhere else (connection speed, ram, gpu, hdd, psu), or you don't have adequate cooling for the amount of OC your doing and it's overheating.
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bf4only  +   201d ago
its really not overheating. when i go from 2.6ghz to 2.8ghz everything is fine. a bit higher then that and i have crazy frame drops in battlefield 4

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