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hi everyone, i currently have steam on my primary harddrive which is a western digital velociraptor 300gb 10k rpm i also have a 500GB sitting pretty as a secondary harddrive would there be any performance difference if i move steam to my 500GB ?
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The benefit of having it on a secondary drive would be weighed out by the fact that you'd be going from a 10K RPM drive to a 7.2K one.

You might see a tiny increase, but you probably wouldn't notice it.
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hi everyone, i currently have steam on my primary harddrive which is a western digital velociraptor 300gb 10k rpm i also have a 500GB sitting pretty as a secondary harddrive would there be any performance difference if i move steam to my 500GB ?
Assuming the 500GB drive is a 7200, the difference would be negligible. Maybe a second or two difference at launch or loading a map.

Delete everything in the Steam folder except the "steamapps" folder and steam.exe. Move the folder, run steam.exe, and it will download and reassociate everything.
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In all honesty, you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference.
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reason i want to do this is cause i am left out only with 120GB left on my 300gb and all of that are games, while the 500gb which yes it does spin at 7.2k has 150GB use and thats cause of music.
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reason i want to do this is cause i am left out only with 120GB left on my 300gb and all of that are games, while the 500gb which yes it does spin at 7.2k has 150GB use and thats cause of music.
Do it.
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post #7 of 23
Do it then. It also makes reinstalling windows easier.
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Do it then. It also makes reinstalling windows easier.
Yes. I have never had Steam on the main drive since it released. It's just so much easier as you don't need to reinstall any of the games, or even steam. Just start it up from the Steam folder and Steam will install the service.

It'll even remember your log-in information and all that.
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Yes. I have never had Steam on the main drive since it released. It's just so much easier as you don't need to reinstall any of the games, or even steam. Just start it up from the Steam folder and Steam will install the service.

It'll even remember your log-in information and all that.
Yep, it's witchcraft how easy it is.
post #10 of 23
Yeah, Steam is completely portable so you can just drag the folder anywhere, run steam.exe and it will update the registries.

Benefit? No not really, I have my steam on one of my 1TB's, in CoD4 the maps take alot longer to load, when I'm playing with a mate and the map changes on the server, he's always in first because his steam folder is on his primary (or at least a faster) drive.
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