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People who have an m.2 drive

BotizBotiz Member Posts: 390

How is the installation of DBD updates for y'all?

I know some people (myself including) have no issue with downloading updates but then it takes like 45 minutes to an hour to finally fully install, so wanted to know whether those who have DBD installed on m.2 drives experience the same issue or not


  • th3th3 Member Posts: 1,711

    Never more than 10 minutes max. I have an i9-9900K with an nvme m.2 1 tb and it updates like butter. Plus other benefits to my system.

  • SlickstylesSlickstyles Member Posts: 446
    edited May 2021

    I'm pretty sure the 45 minutes you're experiencing is the time it takes to unpack data and all that. This time can be shortened by having a faster processor. I believe that a faster storage drive will just load your games faster. Correct me if I'm wrong tech-savvy people.

  • GoodBoyKaruGoodBoyKaru Member Posts: 19,975

    I don't have an m.2 but a 1tb SSD updates dbd in like... 13 minutes? For a chapter or midchapter? About 8 for a hotfix

  • Friendly_BlendetteFriendly_Blendette Member Posts: 2,502

    I have a hard drive for most games including DBD probably like 15 min max

  • Seth__Seth__ Member Posts: 1,487
    edited May 2021

    Depends how big the update is, 4GB is usually 5 mins.

    5 mins as a whole (downloading + unpacking), but yes, you need good speed internet

    I have a samsung nvme ssd, you need big read and writing speeds to achieve short unpacking times

  • ALostPuppyALostPuppy Member Posts: 3,398

    DbD is weird, it's literally the only game I own that is this slow at installing updates. No matter how good your CPU or SSD is it'll take so much longer than every other game. Not even other Unreal Engine games that use the same process take this long (at least it's not like Street Fighter V, where it'll download over half the game again because they just make you redownload the altered pak files every time it gets an update lmao)

  • SeanzuSeanzu Member Posts: 7,137

    I recently built a new PC and went from an SSD to an M.2 (at least for dbd things) and the installs are exponentially faster, on the SSD i used be waiting for 20 minutes for it to download and unpack now it's no-less than 10 minutes.

  • steezo_desteezo_de Member Posts: 990

    I usually go make a coffee or go to the bathroom and by the time I come back it's done. Doesn't take long at all - well under 10 minutes. I use an ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro.

  • Mat_SellaMat_Sella Member Posts: 3,105

    I dont think i've experience the unpacking issue since i've moved DBD to my m.2, but it'll probably be easier to tell once the update/PTB goes live as it includes new content and probably some visual upgrades.

    Feel free to @ me on the 25th, i'd be more than happy to tell you my results.

  • just_temejust_teme Member Posts: 195
  • BotizBotiz Member Posts: 390

    Thanks y'all, ended up buying the WD Black SN850 and just redownloaded the game to see how long the installation would take. Ended up only having to verify after the download and only took 1 minute 46 seconds which is awesome, now I won't have to be waiting forever for updates every time haha

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