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New Guide!



How to have steam on the SSD while having the games on either the SSD or HDD:
  1. Delete everything in the Steam folder except for the "steam.exe" and the "steamapps" folder
  2. Have the "steam.exe" to a folder made on the C:\\ drive (C:\\Users\\Sean\\Steam)
  3. Have the "steamapps" folder on the HDD you want to store your games (D:\\User\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps)
  4. Make a junction from the "steamapps" folder to the SSD folder with the "steam.exe" in it
  5. Open the "steam.exe" and it will reconfigure steam
  6. Logged in and BAM! All your games are recognized and steam is on the SSD and the games on the other drive.
  7. Now, you can put what ever games you want on the SSD with Steam Mover (or junctions)
  8. Create another folder on the C:\\ drive and name it (C:\\Users\\Sean\\Steam Games)
  9. Run Steam Mover and have it move the game to that location and you are done!
  10. Now go play the games you want!




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Congrats on the sticky Sean!!
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Sean more rep is coming your way man
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Sean more rep is coming your way man
Awesome lol
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Sean more rep is coming your way man
*Cough* Don't forget me *cough* 4k Alignment *cough*.
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*Cough* Don't forget me *cough* 4k Alignment *cough*.
*Cough* Rep to you *cough* for the 4096 *cough* alignment information *cough*

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*Cough* Rep to you *cough* for the 4096 *cough* alignment information *cough*

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well my other ssd finally showed up. stupid ups making me the last stop

anyways, i have a problem. im trying to update the firmware on the new drive and for some reason when i launch the flash program, its not detecting it. it shows my 1st ssd, but not the new one.

when i first plugged it in i had to go into disk management to first set it up. formatted it, yada yada. im able to transfer files from one drive to another, no problem. in my computer, it shows up as drive H: but like i said, the corsair firmware program isnt detecting the drive at all. ive done everything i can think of. hopefully you can figure it out what im not doing because im scratching my head on this one.

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*Cough* Rep to you *cough* for the 4096 *cough* alignment information *cough*

*cough* thank you *cough*
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Just want to clear something up.
Might wanna add to OP in my message via FQA section

Ok alignment can be 1024 or 4096. (4096 will provide better speeds in real world environments whilst 1024 will show slightly better results via benchmarks).

Allocation Unit size MUST be 4096 no matter what! Even if your alignment is at 1024!
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