Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Steam + New HDD
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Steam + New HDD

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Just a quick question.

I was browsing on the Steam FAQ and found that to move Steam to another hdd, you delete everything but "steamapps" then transfer it to the new hdd and when you open Steam it "updates" (or re-creates everything) and you're set. I have a 500GB and I still have plenty of space left, but was just wondering if I got a new HDD, could I simply install the new games I get on that, rather then move everything to it.

I appreciate your help very much.
Edited by axizor - 12/30/10 at 5:53pm
Sabertooth
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k @4.5 GHz Asus Z87 Pro PowerColor R9 290X BF4 Edition Corsair/G.Skill 16GB @ 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB  Samsung HD502HJ 500GB Samsung HD501LJ 500GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-ON 24X CD/DVD Burner  Antec H20 620 w/ AP-15 Push-Pull Windows 7 Pro  Acer G276HL 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Pro w/ MX Blues Corsair HX850 Cooler Master HAF 922 Microsoft IE 3.0 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries Qck 
  hide details  
Reply
Sabertooth
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k @4.5 GHz Asus Z87 Pro PowerColor R9 290X BF4 Edition Corsair/G.Skill 16GB @ 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB  Samsung HD502HJ 500GB Samsung HD501LJ 500GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-ON 24X CD/DVD Burner  Antec H20 620 w/ AP-15 Push-Pull Windows 7 Pro  Acer G276HL 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Pro w/ MX Blues Corsair HX850 Cooler Master HAF 922 Microsoft IE 3.0 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries Qck 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 11
Little confused on the wording of your post, but I assume you are trying to keep your current steam games on your current HDD and install all your new games on your new HDD.

As far as I know that's not going to be possible. You might as well move everything to a single drive.
Singularity
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700K ASUS Z170-Deluxe GTX 770 SLI 6 GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 1600 MHz 7-7-7-20 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force LX Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX Windows 10 Home Premium 3 x ASUS VX279Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Corsair RM850i Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 Corsair Sabre RGB 
  hide details  
Reply
Singularity
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700K ASUS Z170-Deluxe GTX 770 SLI 6 GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 1600 MHz 7-7-7-20 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force LX Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX Windows 10 Home Premium 3 x ASUS VX279Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Corsair RM850i Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 Corsair Sabre RGB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lampen View Post
Little confused on the wording of your post, but I assume you are trying to keep your current steam games on your current HDD and install all your new games on your new HDD.

As far as I know that's not going to be possible. You might as well move everything to a single drive.
Alright, thanks for your help!
Sabertooth
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k @4.5 GHz Asus Z87 Pro PowerColor R9 290X BF4 Edition Corsair/G.Skill 16GB @ 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB  Samsung HD502HJ 500GB Samsung HD501LJ 500GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-ON 24X CD/DVD Burner  Antec H20 620 w/ AP-15 Push-Pull Windows 7 Pro  Acer G276HL 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Pro w/ MX Blues Corsair HX850 Cooler Master HAF 922 Microsoft IE 3.0 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries Qck 
  hide details  
Reply
Sabertooth
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k @4.5 GHz Asus Z87 Pro PowerColor R9 290X BF4 Edition Corsair/G.Skill 16GB @ 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB  Samsung HD502HJ 500GB Samsung HD501LJ 500GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-ON 24X CD/DVD Burner  Antec H20 620 w/ AP-15 Push-Pull Windows 7 Pro  Acer G276HL 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Pro w/ MX Blues Corsair HX850 Cooler Master HAF 922 Microsoft IE 3.0 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries Qck 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lampen View Post
Little confused on the wording of your post, but I assume you are trying to keep your current steam games on your current HDD and install all your new games on your new HDD.

As far as I know that's not going to be possible. You might as well move everything to a single drive.
Not sure how it works in Win7 since I haven't tried it, but is it possible to simply extend the logical volume onto the new disk? That would pretty much solve everything.
post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by axizor View Post
Just a quick question.

I was browsing on the Steam FAQ and found that to move Steam to another hdd, you delete everything but "steamapps" then transfer it to the new hdd and when you open Steam it "updates" (or re-creates everything) and you're set. I have a 500GB and I still have plenty of space left, but was just wondering if I got a new HDD, could I simply install the new games I get on that, rather then move everything to it.

I appreciate your help very much.
The purpose of copying the steamapps folder to a new/different HDD is so you don't have to re-download all your games. If you would like to re-download all of them then yes, you can simply install the new games on that HDD.
Phenom Power
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 BE ASUS M5A97 AM3+ 970 PNY GTX 780 3GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 6Gb/s Samsung Spinpoint 750GB 3Gb/s Seagate Barracuda 2TB 6Gb/s LITE-ON DVD Burner SATA x2 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 ACER LED 27" 1920 x 1080 Logitech Wave 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 HAF 912 Logitech G5 RAZER eXactMat 
AudioOther
Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Canon Pixma MG2200 
  hide details  
Reply
Phenom Power
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 BE ASUS M5A97 AM3+ 970 PNY GTX 780 3GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 6Gb/s Samsung Spinpoint 750GB 3Gb/s Seagate Barracuda 2TB 6Gb/s LITE-ON DVD Burner SATA x2 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 ACER LED 27" 1920 x 1080 Logitech Wave 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 HAF 912 Logitech G5 RAZER eXactMat 
AudioOther
Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Canon Pixma MG2200 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 11
Just install steam to the new HDD, and copy steamapps to it.

It overwrites some useless files, and puts all your games there.
4-year build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 @ 4GHz 1.27v (LOAD) EVGA 750i SLI EVGA GTX 460 768MB SC @ 870/1075 G.SKILL PI Black 4GB 4-4-4-12 850MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Blue Caviar 320GB Windows 7 x64 DELL SE198WFP ThermalTake TR2 430w 
Case
It's a table!! 
  hide details  
Reply
4-year build.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 @ 4GHz 1.27v (LOAD) EVGA 750i SLI EVGA GTX 460 768MB SC @ 870/1075 G.SKILL PI Black 4GB 4-4-4-12 850MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Blue Caviar 320GB Windows 7 x64 DELL SE198WFP ThermalTake TR2 430w 
Case
It's a table!! 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
What I do is just but and paste everything. Then, go to my documents on your old hdd and go to my games. Then cut and paste that into your new hdd.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 4ghz 1.25v Evga Classified E760/E762 Evga Gtx 480 + Galaxy GTX 480 SLI 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 256Gb, Samsung 7200rpm 320gb, 2x W... Windows 7 64-bit Home premium Dell U2410 1920x1200 Wireless Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Quatro 1200w Corsair 800D Razer Death Adder Office Depot thingy 
AudioAudio
Asus Xonar STX Sennheiser HD555's 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 4ghz 1.25v Evga Classified E760/E762 Evga Gtx 480 + Galaxy GTX 480 SLI 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 256Gb, Samsung 7200rpm 320gb, 2x W... Windows 7 64-bit Home premium Dell U2410 1920x1200 Wireless Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Quatro 1200w Corsair 800D Razer Death Adder Office Depot thingy 
AudioAudio
Asus Xonar STX Sennheiser HD555's 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 11
It is possible to do this. I have my steam games spread over 3 different hard drives.

1. Download and install this.

http://www.rekenwonder.com/linkmagic.htm

2. Since you want to move new games to a new HD, you will still need to install them on the "Steam" HD first. After that, go to Steam\\Steamapps\\common\\ and move the entier folder to a new location on a new HD.

3. After the copy is complete, go to the Steam folder and then delete the files in the actual game folder. Leave the folder there, you'll need it in a second.

4. Launch Junction Link Magic. Click on "Create" A new window will pop up.

5. You will then have 2 section in the window, a "Junction Point" and a "Destination." On the "Junction Point" window to the left, you want to find that empty game folder in your Steam folder. Example... C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steapapps\\Common\\battlefield 2

6. After you have selected the empty game folder, (You will now see two green check marks on the bottom of the window) Then find the New game folder on the new HD in the window to the right. Select it, and then you can hit "create"

And it's done! This is how I have 1.4tb of Steam games installed on a 300gb HD!

EDIT - Said the Junction Point window was on the right, it's on the left. Sorry about that.
Edited by T1nk3rb311 - 12/30/10 at 6:18pm
Almost there
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom X4 955 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe Sapphire 6870 1gig 4gigs Gskill PC2 8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300g/300g/300g/1.5tb (none right now) Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Sceptre 21.5in 1920x1080 
PowerCase
Rosewill 1000 watt (80 plus) Xclio A380BK 
  hide details  
Reply
Almost there
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom X4 955 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe Sapphire 6870 1gig 4gigs Gskill PC2 8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300g/300g/300g/1.5tb (none right now) Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Sceptre 21.5in 1920x1080 
PowerCase
Rosewill 1000 watt (80 plus) Xclio A380BK 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 11
if you learn the folder layout, it's the easiest thing to move around. I copy the whole steam folder usually, because you just run the steam application you copied and it will auto-install

(I run my steam folder off a 1TB Cav Black internal storage drive, I removed it and put it into an external enclosure and have used steam accounts on the drive in i think 5 different computers running win7)
post #10 of 11
Awesome post Tink.

I have no fear of running into that problem right now, but I now know that I'll be alright whenever that problem arises. (not that nearly 1TB of available space just for steam games will go quick, but it might!)
The Kirby
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Quad i7-860@ 2.80GHz Foxconn - P55 Chipset ATI Radeon 5870 1GB Kingston DDR3 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
(1)128GB Crucial C300 (2) Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE Windows 7 HP 64-Bit LG W2363D - 120Hz; Dell U2311H - IPS; Sony Bravia 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Saitek Eclipse III Corsair AX1200 Razor Tron 5600dpi Laser Mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
The Kirby
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Quad i7-860@ 2.80GHz Foxconn - P55 Chipset ATI Radeon 5870 1GB Kingston DDR3 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
(1)128GB Crucial C300 (2) Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE Windows 7 HP 64-Bit LG W2363D - 120Hz; Dell U2311H - IPS; Sony Bravia 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Saitek Eclipse III Corsair AX1200 Razor Tron 5600dpi Laser Mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: PC Gaming
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Steam + New HDD