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Does the steam mover reduce performance or quality of the files or the registry in anyway shape or form even by 1 percent?
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Hey mate, glad to see you. Yeah, i was looking at all the SSD tweaks but i thought, windows is not going to touch the SSD in terms of writing to it and using virtual memory on it because windows 7 will not be installed on the SSD. I might have to check out this steam mover. Will it move retail non steam games? If not, i don't mind uninstalling off the hdd's and installing onto the SSD, that's not an issue. Yep, the SSD will be with me later today (it's midnight here) so yeah, i will be transfering cod black ops to the SSD. I can see this app messing up the registry though? Non the less, i will check out the app. Thanks Mate.
You can move most, if not "all games" with it!
And Brad, I've been using it for months with no problems at all

Just shut down Steam first, before moving Steam games!

And as I said! Install all of them to a HDD, and move games back and forth as often as you like

These are my Steam games all installed to a 80GB Intel! 166GB on a 80GB drive! Magic


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Erm, i already order the vertex 2 at 1am this morning. It's 40GB. I can't windows and games on that! I will just be running games off it. Windows is ultra fast for me anyway with my raid setup. I just want games to load off the SSD, that's all Oh btw, TwoCables, i already have intel rapid storage tech installed so that's good

Thanks guy's.
It's your choice. But if you don't install Windows 7 to it, then you will have just made this a huge waste of money. Install Windows to it, and install your games to the hard drives! Or hey - if you really want to do this, then do it because it's the only way you'll understand.

So yeah, I'm saying you'll be disappointed. You'll probably end up telling others about your experience by saying things like, "Yeah, I got the Vertex 2 a while back and installed my games to it, but I didn't really see a difference, so I think SSDs are a huge waste of money".

Install Windows 7 to it, or else you'll be disappointed and you'll wonder what the big deal is about solid state drives.
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Yeah, what Twocables said. Buying an SSD and not making it a boot drive is stupid and a waste of money.
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If it's for an OS that supports TRIM, get a Sandforce SSD. If not, get an Intel G2.
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So what game are you playing that needs quicker response times than a four HDD RAID0 array or needs the bandwidth of it?
    
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c300 for raw reads, but any sandforce for overall poformance and cost benifits
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It's your choice. But if you don't install Windows 7 to it, then you will have just made this a huge waste of money. Install Windows to it, and install your games to the hard drives! Or hey - if you really want to do this, then do it because it's the only way you'll understand.

So yeah, I'm saying you'll be disappointed. You'll probably end up telling others about your experience by saying things like, "Yeah, I got the Vertex 2 a while back and installed my games to it, but I didn't really see a difference, so I think SSDs are a huge waste of money".

Install Windows 7 to it, or else you'll be disappointed and you'll wonder what the big deal is about solid state drives.
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Yeah, what Twocables said. Buying an SSD and not making it a boot drive is stupid and a waste of money.
Installing to the OS? Why, so my PC Boots fast? It only takes me 20 seconds to boot anyway. I need the SSD for games only so they load quick to reduce stuttering as the level loads in front of me. I know people who do this. They have no stuttering!

So the vertex 2 is here. Ive installed it onto the 3.5" converter. I slid the 3.5" into the HDD bays of my Antec 900. but i can't use the screws that came with the SSD to install the converter into the bay. The antec 900 uses special thick long screws to install HDD's. These screws will NOT work with the 3.5" converter. Ive not a clue what to do. On the box of my Antec 900, it says SSD Compatible.
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What games are you getting this texture pop-in? I have none. Maybe its the crap ATi video card. Instead of spending all this money on the harddrive which is prob not the cause of your problem I would sell that 6970 and get a gtx 570 or gtx 480 if u can find one.
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