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    Posted: 20 Mar 2018 at 3:15pm
 Just wondering, I'm new to the SSD's and am wondering which storage device you install your games on, do you install them on the SSD or the HDD?, do you install single player games on the HDD and your multiplayer games on the SSD?, if you have a kick ass PC do you get the edge in Multiplayer games by installing your Multiplayer games on the SSD rather than the HDD or does it really make no difference which device you install them on.
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You bet it makes a difference....  in multiplayer games with long load times for maps, it can be pretty cool to get in faster than others...  I remember in Battlefield some people whined that it was equivalent to cheating...  :-)

Games are best on SSD's if they have long load times - even single player games.  If not, then it really does not matter.

The tricky part is whether or not you have enough space on your SSD (which most people use for their boot drive).

On my new rig, I went with M.2 SSD for boot (speed), a 1 TB SSD for games, and then a 3 TB HDD for data, pics, other games, etc.

If you have limited space, you can move older games to the HDD (both Origin and Steam have ways to do this), or just delete them and load new games.


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It should help in MMO games. All games load times s/b faster. In game, it helps where you move around and new textures/maps/scenes load into view. Depends on how much SSD space you have. If 1TB I'd think lots of games could go there (unless you have tons of other apps). If 250GB, you might be cramped on space, maybe a select few can fit. If 500GB, up to you to decide. There was a game that took almost 100GB (I think BF4), and I wouldn't have enuf rm for it (I was only able to afford a 256GB SSD 2 yrs ago b/c I wanted a SamSung 950 PRO). I will be adding more SSD space. My GTA V D/L code is pending b/c it would eat up most of my space (abt 65GB for that game, and I put almost every app on the SSD since I crave speed). GTA V is popular and if you have it, it definitely belongs on the SSD.
You can Google the game or goto forums for a game to find out the best place for it (some games might not really benefit much and would just waste your SSD space). That's what I do B4 deciding. I think there are Steam forums but I haven't used them. There's lots of opinions out there on how to max your space and performance as to which drive each game belongs on.
Maybe some time soon, spinning HD's will have gone the way of the B & W TV, except maybe for massive file storage. Till then, you'll have to make the best use of the amount of faster SSD storage space you can afford. Game on!

Edited by TECHLORD - 20 Mar 2018 at 7:19pm
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