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Will be interesting to see the price. If that 1 TB piece costs 1000+ it won't be very successful. At or below 500, it becomes interesting. I want to make my next PC HDD-less, but that needs to be affordable.
Will be interesting to see the price. If that 1 TB piece costs 1000+ it won't be very successful. At or below 500, it becomes interesting. I want to make my next PC HDD-less, but that needs to be affordable.840 EVO 1TB costs 650$. Same as M500 960GB.
Im finally getting my M500 960gb tomorrow, been on the waiting list for over a month :P Good to see the others coming out with the 1tb drives now though 🙂
650... Well, I'll let that sink in for a few months and then take a look at my available funds. All games on SSD with substantially reduced load times, that would sure be nice.
650... Well, I'll let that sink in for a few months and then take a look at my available funds. All games on SSD with substantially reduced load times, that would sure be nice.I have 512GB SSD in my laptop as it's the only drive there, however I used to have 128GB Vertex 1 for a few years in my gaming rig (and would still use it if it didn't die a few days ago, RIP) and it was kinda enough. Now I ordered 256GB 840 Pro to replace it - it will be more than enough. Also, when Steam supports multiple installation paths, it's easier to manage SSDs, but it was still doable. All you need are junction points - native NTFS feature that's not well exposed, but you can access it with some external software. That's what you do: 1. Install all games to your Games directory @ HDD, never Program Files 2. Create Cache folder @ SSD partition 3. Get Junction Link Magic 4. Launch it as Administrator and let it scan your drives. Be careful as you can screw up. 5. Copy game data from HDD to your Cache folder @ SSD 6. Rename original game folder @ HDD (for backup) 7. Create empty folder @ HDD with the same name as the original folder 8. Use JLM to create new junction from that folder to your cache. 9. Now when you enter that "empty folder", it will show the contents from SSD -------------------------- Example - let's assume I play Borderlands 2 a lot and want to decrease loading times. Here's my game folder (HDD): D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands 2 Here's my cache folder (SSD): C:\Cache I copy the game to SSD, so I have: C:\Cache\Borderlands 2 I rename: D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands 2 to D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\_Borderlands 2 I create empty folder: D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands 2 I open Junction Link Magic, click Create and on the left pane I pick (it will check if folder is empty): D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands 2 and on the right: C:\Cache\Borderlands 2 then confirm, and it's done. Now after testing I can delete that backup: D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\_Borderlands 2 If I ever want to free some space on SSD, I open Junction Link Magic again, select proper junction, delete it (the created empty folder will remain), and move contents back to HDD. It may sound like a lot of work, but after you do it once, it takes less than a minute, and it allows you easy switching between SSD and HDD without reinstalling game / program. You could even move just a part of a game if you'd like. So I install games on HDD and if I want to decrease loading times, I move them to SSD, and if there's no space left, I move old stuff back to HDD.
http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover Steam already allows installs in different places or have I read your comment wrong.I thought it was more clear in my post that Steam allows such installation now. Anyway, you can still use this trick for any program/game.