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How do I put games on my SSD?

How do I put games on my SSD?

How to install/ migrate Steam games on an SSD

  1. Close your Steam Client and make sure that Steam.exe is not running in Task Manager.
  2. Go to the game that you wish to copy from HDD to SSD.
  3. Right-click the game folder > select Properties to see how much space it really takes up.
  4. Make sure that have this free space on your SSD.

Do games install faster on SSD?

Games that are installed on your SSD will load quicker than they will if they were installed on your HDD. And, so, there is an advantage to installing your games on your SSD instead of on your HDD. So, as long as you have enough storage space available, it definitely makes sense to install your games on an SSD.

Do games download faster on SSD?

The point of installing games on an SSD is the drastic reduction in load times, which occurs because the data transfer speed of SSDs (over 400 MB/s) is significantly higher than that of HDDs, which generally deliver under 170 MB/s. SSDs can also reduce ‘hitching’ in open world games.

Can I install Windows 10 on mSATA?

This is because mSATA is used as a cache drive to increase system performance. Dell does not recommend or suggest installing Windows on an MSATA drive.

How can I install a mSATA drive on my computer?

To install an mSATA drive and make it your boot drive, follow these instructions. 1. Install disk imaging software. We recommend Macrium Reflect Free, which we used for this tutorial. 2. Create a full backup of your system on an external drive.

Where is the mSATA SSD socket on a computer?

Locate your computer’s mSATA socket on the motherboard. Consult your owner’s manual for the exact location. 7. If there is an existing mSATA SSD in place, remove it from the mSATA socket on the motherboard. Refer to your owner’s manual for how to locate and safely remove an existing mSATA SSD.

What should I do if my mSATA drive is not recognized?

If your mSATA drive isn’t recognized by your system’s BIOS when you boot up, shut down your computer and reseat the drive (unplug it from the mSATA socket, then reattach it and fasten it in place using the installation steps noted above). After the drive has been reseated, turn on your computer. The BIOS should recognize the drive.

How much data can a mSATA hard drive hold?

Make sure you don’t have more data on your hard drive than the mSATA drive can accommodate. If you bought a 128GB mSATA SSD and your hard drive has 250GB of data on it, you’ll need to delete unnecessary files and temporarily move large media files onto external drives as necessary.