for a little heavy backtest and optimization in mt5 you recommend HDD or SSD hard disk? or there is no difference?
you mean 32GB m2 hard disk or 32GB RAM?
i asked for harddisk.
SSD regardless .
Preferrably (expecially if you develop your own testers) ,separate machine 2 SSD's ,one for the operating system and basic applications second SSD with a portable MT5 version - all read/write on that ssd.
But if you can maximize your RAM too ,do it.
need more research on mt5 though (i recall hitting the 1.7gig memory limit with mt4 ,but that was mt4 and that was 32bit)
actually i got 8GB RAM on windows 10 64bit
my hraddisk is old and sometimes in optimisation i see on taskmanager that usage of hard disk goes to 98% ! i dont know why
Its probably using the cache file -if i recall its name correctly- so its running out of memory.
So the HDD ,the one hdd,is tasked with operating the mt ,windows ,and the virtual memory .
An ssd would fair better , but also as Nelson said ,more memory would help as well.
Look for refurbished pc's shops in your area .I do that often.
Buy a machine used in exhibitions ,or damaged externally (scratches bumps etc) the things im looking for is CPU generation ,cores ,ssd and installed OS .Then i find the matching
maximum possible RAM and an extra SSD drive
Unfortunately i have limited testing on that front ,not taking any time dont worry.
Maybe we can create a common benchmark and run it in individual machines (each user) ,to come up with a performance comparison table.
what do u use RAM & CPU ? is it fast enough for my purpose?
Ive got an i3 Gen 2 3.3 Ghz and 16GB of ram . I built it for about ~170 euros ,but i havent used it in a long time .
Someone who is more "into" mt5 testing can guide you better.
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