I've been using my Seagate 4TB hard drive for gaming for a while now, and though it works well for the most part, sometimes certain games would stutter or freeze momentarily while other games would have no issues whatsoever. GTAV, while laggy, (cause my computer isn't great) has no stuttering or 'freezing' issues whatsoever, but other games like Gunpoint will freeze for up to 2-3 seconds at a time while the sound keeps playing. In GTASA, the game doesn't freeze but the framerate noticeably jumps way down momentarily for no apparent reason. I've tested the hard drive on Mac and PC, using Disk Utility and GSmartControl respectively and there appears to be no problems with the hard drive. I have an inkling of a suspicion that my "rig" isn't strong enough to use a 4TB hard drive properly ('too big' perhaps?) as the same games on my old 2TB hard drive run fine for the most part and like I've said, there appears to be no issues with the drive itself.
EDIT: Here are my computer specs, as KevinTheGreat suggested:
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
- Intel(R) HD Graphics 5000
- Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4260U CPU @ 1.40GHz, 2001 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
- Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
- Total Physical Memory 3.94 GB
- Total Virtual Memory 7.88 GB
It's pretty terrible specs, I know, but it's what I have to use right now.