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I recently ordered a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD and it will be ariving Monday. How would be the best way to install Steam and have a few games on my SSD?

Currently I have Steam installed to my 1TB D:\ drive rather than my C:\ drive because the option to install games onto a different drive wasn't available at the time.

I know I could keep Steam installed on the HDD and just install the few games on to the SSD with the recent update, but is it ideal to have Steam on an HDD when I have a SSD?

I was thinking its best to have Steam on the SSD, but then I would have to delete and redownload my other steam games so that steam files them over to the D:\ drive which would take two weeks with my internet speed.
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The best way I know to answer you is this way. I moved all my games to an SSD and map load speeds improved by 25 to 50% based on the game. Seems to me the Steam app itself has little to do after you pick the game.
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The best way I know to answer you is this way. I moved all my games to an SSD and map load speeds improved by 25 to 50% based on the game. Seems to me the Steam app itself has little to do after you pick the game.

Ok thanks, I will probably just leave it installed to my HDD then.
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