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Hard drive question

#1AlleRacingPosted 8/16/2013 3:32:07 PM
I'm doing a new build shortly, and while this new build will probably have a new OS on a new SSD, I was wanting to move my 2TB drive from my current computer to use as the storage drive in the new build. It of course has Windows 7 on it, all the drivers for my current computer, that sort of thing. Would any of those things cause any issues in my new build?

Also, say I wanted to move some of my installed games to the new SSD, would Steam or Steam Mover allow me to do that easily?
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#2ShubPosted 8/16/2013 3:35:39 PM
My recommendation is that you put the new computer together with just the SSD in it, install Windows, then add your 2 TB drive. It will simply appear as a D: drive or some other letter, without issue.

For your Steam question, once you have your hard drive installed, simply download and reinstall Steam to the same folder where it currently exists on your hard drive, it will find all your games and should let you play most if not all of them without issue. At that point, if you want, you can use Steam Mover to move games to the SSD. You can also create a Steam library on your C: drive, and when you download future games via Steam, it will ask you where you want to install them.
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#3AlleRacing(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 3:39:42 PM(edited)
Also, still having trouble choosing a decent SSD. I want something in the 250-500 GB range. Haven't kept up on which ones are good.

EDIT: Thanks for the advice Shub. That makes sense.
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#4ShubPosted 8/16/2013 3:40:04 PM
The Samsung 840 Pro or 840 EVO are good.
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#5AlleRacing(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 3:48:29 PM
I was just looking at those two, actually. The EVO seems about $50 cheaper than the pro for the 250/256 version. Is there any other advantage to the Pro, apart from longer life span?
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#6ShubPosted 8/16/2013 3:53:24 PM
The Pro has higher IOPS, but that's not going to matter to you a whole lot, and it has a longer warranty.
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