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So when I built my PC a few months ago I got a single 256gb samsung 830. I figured it would hold me over for awhile and I'd pick up another one when I needed more space. Well that time has come as I have 9GB left on my ssd. blinksmiley.gif But, the samsung 830 has been discontinued. What I wanted to do was get a second ssd and put just all of my games and steam onto it. And use the original ssd for the os and my media. Would I be ok to buy another ssd such as the samsung pro 840 or the samsung evo?
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So when I built my PC a few months ago I got a single 256gb samsung 830. I figured it would hold me over for awhile and I'd pick up another one when I needed more space. Well that time has come as I have 9GB left on my ssd. blinksmiley.gif But, the samsung 830 has been discontinued. What I wanted to do was get a second ssd and put just all of my games and steam onto it. And use the original ssd for the os and my media. Would I be ok to buy another ssd such as the samsung pro 840 or the samsung evo?

i bought and installed the 840 pro 256 gb and love it. a bit quicker all around than my ocz vertex 4 256 gb. if you do get the 840 pro, you might consider making that your os drive and the 830 as your game drive. also, if you have a larger data hdd, you can move games on and off it with steam mover. that's what i do. i typically have the 3-4 games i'm playing currently on the ssd, then switch them out when i'm done playing.
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i bought and installed the 840 pro 256 gb and love it. a bit quicker all around than my ocz vertex 4 256 gb. if you do get the 840 pro, you might consider making that your os drive and the 830 as your game drive. also, if you have a larger data hdd, you can move games on and off it with steam mover. that's what i do. i typically have the 3-4 games i'm playing currently on the ssd, then switch them out when i'm done playing.

I'll be sure to do that. I think the Samsung Evo is faster than my 830 also so either way I'll do that. And as crazy as this would sound I've never had a second hard drive just for games before. All I'll have to do is just install steam on the hard drive and make sure to install all games on the second hard drive correct?
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you can designate where you want to install games in steam, so you don't need to install steam in two places... sorry if i misunderstood your question! congrats on going ssd
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Oh no you're fine. Just double checking as I've done raid 0 and raid 1 setups before but never just had a separate drive for one purpose like this.
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Oh no you're fine. Just double checking as I've done raid 0 and raid 1 setups before but never just had a separate drive for one purpose like this.

if you want to have all games organized in one drive when you get the second drive, you could always reinstall steam on it and download your games again or follow one of the guides that tell you how you to move steam games without having to re-download ( a must if you have heavily modded the game). Too bad steam doesn't have an option to move previously installed games within it's own software. I had a hard drive fail recently so took the opportunity to reinstall steam, orgin, uplay etc on one drive, just to have everything nicely organized.
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If you need another ssd that is the same as yours. Why not just go on ebay?
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if you want to have all games organized in one drive when you get the second drive, you could always reinstall steam on it and download your games again or follow one of the guides that tell you how you to move steam games without having to re-download ( a must if you have heavily modded the game). Too bad steam doesn't have an option to move previously installed games within it's own software. I had a hard drive fail recently so took the opportunity to reinstall steam, orgin, uplay etc on one drive, just to have everything nicely organized.
I'll just do a fresh install on the new drive and reset my current one.
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If you need another ssd that is the same as yours. Why not just go on ebay?
Because I can get the newer ones for less. I have no idea why but, that's what it seems like.
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