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Yes, it is possible, in a certain way.

What I do is, have Steam installed in my SSD, then, install the games via Steam, they'll download into the SSD.

Once they're done, just use the program Steam Mover and move them into your HDD.

That's what I do, I download them on my SSD, since Steam is installed on my Vertex 2 120Gb, then move them with Steam Mover to my Caviar Black 750Gb.

Hope I was of help to you.
Oh right so what it does it just move the files over? Thing is on my SSD for example I downloaded Borderlands and wanted it on my HDD and used the program you suggested. When I go into my steam folder on SSD and go into common the borderlands folder is there filled with the game content etc. Does this mean Borderlands is on my SSD? It's also on my HDD as well?
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Oh right so what it does it just move the files over? Thing is on my SSD for example I downloaded Borderlands and wanted it on my HDD and used the program you suggested. When I go into my steam folder on SSD and go into common the borderlands folder is there filled with the game content etc. Does this mean Borderlands is on my SSD? It's also on my HDD as well?
SteamMover moves the actual files to where ever you want them. It also leaves junction points where the files were. These are symbolic links or "shortcuts" to the new file location.

Basically, you move your GBs of data to somewhere else and leave like a KB of pointers.
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SteamMover moves the actual files to where ever you want them. It also leaves junction points where the files were. These are symbolic links or "shortcuts" to the new file location.

Basically, you move your GBs of data to somewhere else and leave like a KB of pointers.
I see so in the steam folder they're just shortcuts?
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Thanks guys for this info. Now I can move BC2 to my SSD. This was my only issue of leaving steam off my SSD. Does it perform differently were SSD have native steam files vs SSD have the moved steam files?
   
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Thanks guys for this info. Now I can move BC2 to my SSD. This was my only issue of leaving steam off my SSD. Does it perform differently were SSD have native steam files vs SSD have the moved steam files?
That's a good question. I'd like to know this too. I mean if there isn't that much difference in performance I'll have steam on my HDD as it will be easier to install games straight to that!

EDIT: Also before installing COD (I know bad game is bad) I had 33.3GB disk space on my SSD and now after installing it and transferring the data with steam mover I have 32.8GB. Not sure if I want steam on my SSD anymore.. hmmm.
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Steam Mover looks very cool. I am now in the market for a good SSD.
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I use Steam mover for my games as well. As far as performance goes I haven't noticed any differance, but overall installing and then moving the games over only take a couple minutes. Its nice to know that if there is a steam game that does benefit from a faster drive that you can move it back and forth as you need. My problem is I am only using a 50gig SSD, so I don't have much space to play with. Using Steam mover allows me to install my games and then move them over to the HDD and if I feel the need to, I can move what ever game I am going to play over to the SSD and play it from the SSD instead. In the end it just comes down to your personal preference, and you won't go wrong either way.
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I see so in the steam folder they're just shortcuts?
If you go into the common folder, do the games you moved have a "shortcut" arrow icon in the folder's picture?

If so, you've moved them correctly.

You just choose a location where you want Steam Mover to move all your future games (If C:\\ is your SSD, and F:\\ your HDD, I have it as F:\\Steam so that my games are moved into my Caviar Black 750Gb in a folder called Steam).

The original folders will still remain there as junctions (They're like a hyperlink so they can both contact each other and tell Steam your game is still there, but it is not, it's in the HDD ).

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Thanks guys for this info. Now I can move BC2 to my SSD. This was my only issue of leaving steam off my SSD. Does it perform differently were SSD have native steam files vs SSD have the moved steam files?
I have had Bad Company 2 on my SSD, and my HDD, I notice no difference at all, maybe 1-2 secs faster loading

The reason I want Steam on my SSD is because I want Steam to open fast together with my Windows 7 while starting up my PC

Also I have Rift, which is an MMORPG and it takes advantage of my SSD
    
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