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check out the app SteamMover....A must for all steam owners who want to move games and files
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Originally Posted by -javier- View Post
i just found out that the 1T harddrive that i got not only spin ar 7.2k but it also a 6g which my motherboard supports.
No hard drives use the full bandwidth of SATA2, so SATA3 "6g" is just a method of selling new HDDs and not a useful feature. Even a Velociraptor (10k HDD) only hits mid 120s MB/s. Their burst may just barely reach 150MB/s.

SATA3 isn't useful until you start getting into SSDs.

Grats on the 7.2k drive though.

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check out the app SteamMover....A must for all steam owners who want to move games and files
All you have to do is delete everything in the Steam folder except the "steam.exe" and the steamapps folder, move the Steam folder where you want it, then run steam.exe. It will redownload everything required and reassociate everything.
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If you download a great deal of games, having Steam on its own hard drive would be a good idea, especially if you have to re-install windows. I've got (at the moment of writing, I still need to download the F.E.A.R pack at 28gb) 392GB of stuff on its own drive. It's a great idea just as a safeguard, especially if you have a download limit. Saves space on your main drive too, good if you're using an SSD.
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