Request for Partitioning advice when only having one SSD and a data HDD

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  1. waynewww

    waynewww Notebook Enthusiast

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    Would like some advice and/ or opinions on the use of SSD partitions when running large gaming files (simulators in my case) on my laptop. Currently my 256 GB C drive is at capacity with the windows operating system, printer, HOTAS, Malwarebytes, other windows subsidiaries AND a large 145 GB simulator program.

    I plan to clone the C to a 2 TB SSD drive and partition it into separate compartments to include a couple of 500 GBs for two simulators and another 350 GB partition for some smaller games which could reside together. Does anyone have any experience in this regard and could give an opinion on this strategy?
    Thanks.........
     
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    StormJumper Notebook Virtuoso

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    I would say make a folder for each game having two partitions will not make it faster it will increase access time only. Having separate partitions on a SSD doesn't make it better. Now if two separate SSD on the same laptop that would be where I would install my game on the second SSD so incase of system restore all your games will be saved on the second drive. But my advice don't need to partition a SSD just make a Game folder and install the games into that and make as one large drive. In partitions you loose drive space SSD or HDD regardless-if your trying to save space partitions will loose space instead. That's my experience a single 256g NVMe drive for software installs and a D:/ HDD drive for all my other stuff and another two SSD for drive image and backup files. This is a Desktop though. But if your looking to save space Partitioning will not gain space you will loose format space for it.
     
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