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Old 07-22-2010, 01:06 PM   #1
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Two Hard Drive Question

My new laptop has two hard drives. If I install steam on the hard drive that doesn't have windows on it will it make any difference in the speed of the games?
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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it shouldnt.

laptop with 2 drives? i bet you its just 1 drive with 2 partitions.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:41 PM   #3
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Only if one hard drive is faster/slower then the other. Laptops are extremely CPU limited, so I don't imagine HDD priority queing and such would have as much of an effect (one drive is running OS, so other would be open to send/recieve commands if needed) as much as raw speed would.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:21 PM   #4
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it shouldnt.

laptop with 2 drives? i bet you its just 1 drive with 2 partitions.
well, there are a few out there these days with two HDDs. But I also think there are just two partitions on his/her HDD.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:22 PM   #5
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will it make any difference in the speed of the games?
No it will not.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:24 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. It is two hard drives not a partition it's a Asus G73 JH-A2 with 2 500 gb hard drives.

One other question if I put one install of steam on one drive and another install of steam on the other drive and install some games on each will that create problems.

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Old 07-22-2010, 02:35 PM   #7
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One other question if I put one install of steam on one drive and another install of steam on the other drive and install some games on each will that create problems.
You can only have one install of Steam and one location for files.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:37 PM   #8
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You can only have one install of Steam and one location for files.
Really? I remember reading about people who had two separate installs of steam on two separate hard drives.
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Really? I remember reading about people who had two separate installs of steam on two separate hard drives.
Yes, really:

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7418-YUBN-8129
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Thanks for the advice. It is two hard drives not a partition it's a Asus G73 JH-A2 with 2 500 gb hard drives.

One other question if I put one install of steam on one drive and another install of steam on the other drive and install some games on each will that create problems.
Some games do not like that, the most notable being FO3.
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