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Is there anyway of doing this on Steam regarding a SSD?

#1BendoHendoPosted 8/3/2014 9:08:50 PM
I had to buy a poverty 128 GB SSD, and a 1 TB storage drive. I was wondering if it would be possible to download my Steam library to my storage drive, and then just drag and drop the files to the SSD when I want to play them? Is something like this possible?

#2Ticking_DeathPosted 8/3/2014 9:11:22 PM
Depends on the game, but Steam itself does not support that.

Unless your HDD sucks, it shouldn't be enough of a drop in performance to be worth the effort. Just live with it until you have the money to buy a bigger SSD.
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#3hastergPosted 8/3/2014 9:20:19 PM
SSD's don't have any performance impact on games aside from load times.

That being said you try a separate install of Steam on your SSD and just cut and paste the game folders located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common to your SSD and it should run after a steam update. I did this when I was transferring a game over to my laptop and it seemed to work alright.
#4sauruschamp1Posted 8/3/2014 9:28:40 PM
I believe there was a program called steam mover which could be used t move your steam library between hdd (this was mainly used back when you could only have one steam directory).
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#5jessica73Posted 8/3/2014 9:37:50 PM
yeah, I used steam mover before to move my steam games to their own 1TB drive, and then to put Skyrim and CK2 on the SSD. no problems
#6BendoHendo(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2014 9:44:03 PM
Is Steam Mover still supported with current Steam?
#7jessica73Posted 8/3/2014 9:58:40 PM
This was a few months ago, I'm not sure if anything changed since the last time I had to use it.
#8WerdnAndreWPosted 8/3/2014 10:25:02 PM
Its easy to do with link shell extension. Drag and drop the game folder anywhere on your ssd. Create a Junction folder using that program and paste the junction to where the game folder originally was. Thats it.
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#10Garage_ManPosted 8/4/2014 12:36:52 AM
Use steam tool or steam mover. Very simple. I used it all the time.

Lol at people saying it doesn't mess with anything but load times. My Skyrim game says pop up = drastically less.