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Will I notice a difference in performance (loading obviously) in moving my AppData folders to an alternate HDD vs my current SSD? Will this difference be noticeable?

I'm debating moving my AppData folder to my secondary 1TB HDD, but am curious if the appdata is used during the loading times of a game. If the latter is true I'm willing to let the Appdata sit on my SSD, but if it has little to no effect I would rather it sit on my hefty HDD.

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I recommend leaving the AppData folders right where they are because moving any of them can cause major problems - even if you're extremely careful.

If you need to free up space, then my favorite way is to change the "Location" of the folders I use in C:\\Users\\Me. To do this, just right-click a folder (like My Documents, or Desktop - any folder you want), choose Properties, switch to the Location tab, and then change the location.

If you were to successfully move the AppData folders to a hard drive (or just one of the folders), then I think it would probably have a small negative impact on the performance - but not frequently.
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Im not sure if this was just a fresh install? but if you are willing to I recommend you try this

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-...secondary.html

Ofcourse you may of already read it but it seems like this is what you are after
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