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Just want some peoples opinions on what should be on a SSD.

I currently have my 80GB SSD partitioned, 35GB for OS and 45GB for steam. Now the problem I have is that I have to keep deleting games from my steam folder to keep enough space. The reason I have my steam folder on a partition of my SSD is that I have steam boot up with my OS. All my other games/videos/music/other stuff is on my 1TB HDD.

Just want to know if it would make a difference if I just put my steam folder onto my HDD, it wouldn't gimp any speed what so ever with boot times etc? I can just install and store any of my steam games if I did that and keep the 80GB just dedicated to the OS.

So what do you guys like to keep on your SSD? I can't justify spending another $250 for a 120GB SSD when it just for storing my games.
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Try this app and move some of your steam games to another HD-

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/853462-...-have-app.html
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Just want some peoples opinions on what should be on a SSD.

I currently have my 80GB SSD partitioned, 35GB for OS and 45GB for steam. Now the problem I have is that I have to keep deleting games from my steam folder to keep enough space. The reason I have my steam folder on a partition of my SSD is that I have steam boot up with my OS. All my other games/videos/music/other stuff is on my 1TB HDD.

Just want to know if it would make a difference if I just put my steam folder onto my HDD, it wouldn't gimp any speed what so ever with boot times etc? I can just install and store any of my steam games if I did that and keep the 80GB just dedicated to the OS.

So what do you guys like to keep on your SSD? I can't justify spending another $250 for a 120GB SSD when it just for storing my games.
i just put steam on a 500gb samsung f3 spinpoint. i have 2 64gb ssd's in raid 0 for my os and some other games that are not on steam. move your steam folder to a different hd and i bet you wont see much of a slow down.
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Why would you partition an SSD?

Also, having steam boot up from your HDD won't have a speed impact, it will just end up loading the last of everything else, but it won't hold everything up. Games might load a bit slower but you won't affect any aspect of your Windows installation by having Steam on a mechanical, secondary hard drive.
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I have a 80gb SSD just for the OS and applications...
I use a 500gb HD for games movies music etc
    
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It would be better if you have only the OS on your SSD due to space limitations. Youd could use another drive for games and other stuff, SSDs wouldn't make a huge impact in games. But that's just me.
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Originally Posted by Monkmachine View Post
Try this app and move some of your steam games to another HD-

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/853462-...-have-app.html
:O sorry missed your message.

That is pretty awesome. If I were to reformat, how would I go about remapping the junction point?
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Sorry to bump this.

Been brainstorming all night last night and today and this is what I've come up with.

Using my 80GB SSD for OS.
Using my 1TB WD Black for Storage (Music/Videos/Backup)
Buying 2x500GB Samsung F3's in RAID_0 for Games

I was going to buy another 1TB WD Black which would cost $100 but then why not just buy 2x500GB F3's for the same price?

Good idea?

EDIT: Just placed an order for it
Edited by shredzy - 2/3/11 at 9:02pm
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