I did that, and after buying like 20 games and downloading Breath of the Wild to the SSD, I have only 19GB left on it.
Say no more, i'm here to help. I've been shuffling data around hardrive since vista.
So in a non-upgrade situation absolutely. The objective is for the best playing experience, which SSD will provide, but depending on the game, it might not be improve that much or at all. For instance, i'm currently playing Shadow of War which is 100GB, and it loads just fine on a HDD. If the games use steam, there is a "Move install folder" in Properties > local files
I don't know how well it works but it's there. You could also manually move the folders. For either option, i would make sure you install something to that drive first so steam has a install folder already. I don't exactly trust in valves quality control for the steam client.
There is obvious the desire to purchase something over need. It sounds like you still have space on your second drive, and if you can just move the games over, that makes the most sense. But if you want the speed your SSD provides, then you'll have to buy another one, or you could just swap out games. Basically, get a external drive, and move all the games you currently don't want to play, into that. Then when you want to play them again, just move them back on to the SSD. Assuming you go a good brand name SSD, rewrites wont be a problem. Those things are quite literally designed to run constantly for years (10)
Nope! I got 4 drives on my computer.
I put the majority of my games on the Everything or Gaming drives. This of course not including what i have installed with linux. You're likely to only have problems the further back in the windows life span you go. You're likely good anything including and after DirectX 9 but that's a guess.
As already stated, external drive.
Huh? I heard the magic number was 10% should be kept free. I didn't comment because i don't know where these numbers come from. 50% sounds unrealistic. Citation mother fucker!
Really? What's the point of saves on cartages if the battery runs out. What the point of spinning disks hardrives if they wear out? What the point a low energy cost hardrive that's quick than traditional harddrive if it wears from excessive writes!
Quicker load times, or afters writes to disk. If you copy a lot of files, even small files, it will be much quicker. Honestly, there isn't much advantage compared to a hdd, but it's still a nice upgrade.
He said he bought 20 games and made the computer a few months ago.