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

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User Info: BendoHendo

2 years ago#1
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?


User Info: Ticking_Death

2 years ago#2
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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User Info: hasterg

2 years ago#3
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.

User Info: sauruschamp1

2 years ago#4
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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User Info: JessofBlades

2 years ago#5
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

User Info: BendoHendo

2 years ago#6
Is Steam Mover still supported with current Steam?

User Info: JessofBlades

2 years ago#7
This was a few months ago, I'm not sure if anything changed since the last time I had to use it.

User Info: WerdnAndreW

2 years ago#8
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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User Info: ChromaticAngel

2 years ago#9
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User Info: Garage_Man

2 years ago#10
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.
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