Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB HDD and a 120 GB SSD. On the HDD I have all my data along with Steam and—currently—all my games. On the SSD I have Windows 7 and programs, but there’s 50 GB of unused space that I wish to use for the games I most commonly play on Steam (for quicker loading times, etc).

To summarize, I want to have this situation:

  • 120GB SSD (C:\): Windows, programs, and a few Steam games.
  • 1TB HDD (D:\): data, Steam, and most games.

Is this possible? If not, what other choices do I have to do something similar?


You can create multiple ‘game libraries’ in Steam, each one going in a different location on your computer, in your case, 2 different hard disks.

Nolonar adds a good point:

Keep in mind that not all games can be installed on a library other than where Steam is installed; most notably old games like Half-Life 2

How to

Steam > Settings > Downloads tab > Click ‘Steam library folders’ button.

Next time you download a game you can choose where to put it.

Look here for 2 ways to add the library.

Read this question if you want to move games between libraries.

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