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Is it worth installing Skyrim on an SSD?

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Hi all,

I've recently upgraded my boot drive from a WD Caviar Green to a Patriot Wildfire (120G) and I am wondering;

  1. Is it possible to install Skyrim on my SSD without having to re-download the entire file (including updates & Hi-res texture pack) from Steam?
  2. Is it worth it - Will i see an improvement in loading times and/or general performance?
  3. If so, any idea how?

Appreciate your help.
 
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you can create a steam back up and burn it to a dvd
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I appreciate your help, does anyone know whether I am likely to see performance improvements?
 
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Load time yes, not much else
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Originally Posted by RJacobs28 View Post

I appreciate your help, does anyone know whether I am likely to see performance improvements?

If you are running the HD texture pack, you may find ssd to be a smoother gameplay experience.

As you're running around in the open world, textures need to load. The faster they load, the less you notice them popping in suddenly.

But load times, as mentioned, will be the most improved by far.
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Really appreciate your replies, thank you.
 
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