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New ssd set up in ahci and storage question?

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April 22, 2012 12:22:17 PM

I just got my new mushkin chronos 120gb set up for my os and apps drive, and I want to install origin and steam on my 1 terabyte storage drive which is listed as new volume E, how do I do this do the actual origin and steam install files need to be on the E drive or the ssd C drive?
a b G Storage
April 22, 2012 12:54:26 PM

I don't use origin, but for Steam the only thing I could figure out was that I had to actually install Steam where I wanted the games to load (e.g., install Steam directly on E).
I scoured the net to try to figure out how to move them, but I couldn't find anything. I'll keep a look out here if someone comes up with a better suggestion. :) 

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a b G Storage
April 22, 2012 1:08:51 PM

As it happens, I have the exact same SSD and had the exact same problem. Luckily, there's a crazy easy solution. Just use Steam Mover. It lets you painlessly move your Steam games between drives and creates symbolic links so the games which aren't on your SSD still work through Steam as if they were. I use it to keep my two most played games on my SSD, and the rest stay in storage until I want to play them.

If you've got a good storage drive (7200 RPM, not badly fragmented) most games can be moved in just a minute or two. It's an absolute must have for anyone with Steam and an SSD.

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a b G Storage
April 22, 2012 1:12:04 PM

*facepalm* don't know how I missed this in my searching months ago!
Thanks, Willard!
a b G Storage
April 22, 2012 1:18:02 PM

I don't remember how I found it, just that I did before I even got my first SSD. Happened across it in a thread here I think. These forums are awesome like that.
April 22, 2012 2:40:51 PM

Best answer selected by jijoslin.