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Could I install all my games on a different drive from my OS?
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Could I install all my games on a different drive from my OS?
Of course!
I did exactly that. I moved my entire steam directory from my C: drive onto a separate D: drive. Look at this tutorial.

Good luck!
     
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Yup.
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I'd pick a fast mechanical drive and go for it!
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My idea is getting a 60gb ssd and using my 500 black for games
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My idea is getting a 60gb ssd and using my 500 black for games


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My idea is getting a 60gb ssd and using my 500 black for games
I've got pretty much the same and I love it!
     
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While I have my games on the same SSD as Windows, I keep them on a separate partition. I re-install Windows quite often. Not having to redownload and re-install 10 steam games every couple of months is time saved

If you really want to get some speed, get two fast HDDs and stripe them. You'll have 85% of what makes SSDs awesome -- speed. Access times still won't be the greatest. However, you can short stroke the stripe array and get better access times.

You can also look at Momentus XT drives that combine 4GB of flash storage with a traditional spinning hard drive. Stripe them and you're pretty darn close to SSD access times and speeds while being a fair amount cheaper.
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