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If its really small then I'll move the game to my HDD.
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I wouldn't want to run Skyrim on my SSD if I had a lot of mods I would be using.
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I wouldn't want to run Skyrim on my SSD if I had a lot of mods I would be using.

This, depending on how big your SSD is. It should hopefully also decrease your load times, but that can vary by game. I haven't tried Skyrim on my SSD yet, but now I kinda want to.
 
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I have no mods, just wondered if the game really benefited from being on an SSD. I heard that load times would be faster in open world games but if it beats HDD just by 5 seconds, I don't really care about that.

The difference between game load time on SSD and HDD isn't really that much of a difference to me.
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I prefer it on my SSD for sure. You'd be surprised how much time you save overtime with fast travels and going through doors and whatnot.
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I have no mods, just wondered if the game really benefited from being on an SSD. I heard that load times would be faster in open world games but if it beats HDD just by 5 seconds, I don't really care about that.

The difference between game load time on SSD and HDD isn't really that much of a difference to me.

Again it depends on the game, some have a really noticeable benefit, others don't. Like Planetside 2, the load time difference for me between SSD and HDD was night and day. HDD would take 45sec-1min to load on launch, SSD was done in around 10-15sec. But that's only that game.
 
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We are specifically speaking of Skyrim here as the topic indicates.
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Huge difference in loading times. Times between exiting entering areas, towns, dungeons is almost seamless now. Takes about 5 seconds on the heaver areas tops. About 10-15 seconds from launching the icon to in game playing.

I also think I came from a 5400rpm drive too though. Now using Corsair Neutron GTX
   
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I have no mods, just wondered if the game really benefited from being on an SSD. I heard that load times would be faster in open world games but if it beats HDD just by 5 seconds, I don't really care about that.

The difference between game load time on SSD and HDD isn't really that much of a difference to me.

if your not worried then keep it on your HDD,.. if you put it on the SSD as said only load times will be better, it wont give you any better performance weather its on a HDD or SSD such as graphics performance
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As everyone else said, greatly reduced load times when accessing new areas.
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