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I've decided to put a few games on my new SSD now that I have more room to spare and was wondering how game loading will be effective if the save files are on my Harddrive? Say for instance, FFXIV. The game installation files are on the SSD, but the config and .dat files are being saved to my Documents folder which I moved to my 7200 RPM Drive. Would this effect load times?
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post #2 of 5
Hmm that is a very good question and I have never thought about that. I would think it wouldnt make to much of a difference because though files are very small compared to the game files. mostly those game saves a kb or maybe a couple mb but not much more (depending on the game)

It will make a difference not being on your ssd because of the speed differences in drives but not by much since they are such small files. you make see the loading game save screen a second longer or so more but the game will still run fast
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Probably not..... the load times more loading/decompressing/processing images, textures, sounds, and other large files.etc.


Config file is read once and loaded into memory.
How big is the .dat file? It depends on how the game was written...
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The dat files are pretty small, but they're used often. The game has gear sets you can create and things like the hud and keybinds are all saved on the local .dat file instead of server side like most other MMOs.
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The dat files are pretty small, but they're used often. The game has gear sets you can create and things like the hud and keybinds are all saved on the local .dat file instead of server side like most other MMOs.

Probably loaded into memory then.
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