Question Adding A Second SSD To My PC

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I have a second SSD that I'd like to install and use for extra storage; this is where I would like to install my STEAM computer games, iTunes/Amazon films etc.

I know how to install it, but once installed is there anything else that needs to be done? For example, do I need to change the boot order? I wouldn't think I'd need to, but who knows.

Also, how do I download, install and access my games, films etc on the secondary SSD?

And lastly, is there a way for me to transfer the files on my primary SSD to my secondary one?

Thank you for any help anyone can give.

Cheers!

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USAFRet

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For a secondary drive, you don't mess with the boot order at all.
At most, you'd just have to Initialize that new drive in Disk Management
Initialize, New Simple Volume, Format, and give it a drive letter.

For Steam games, no problem.
Steam games location
In the steam client:
Steam
Settings
Downloads
Steam Library Folders
Add library folder
 

Sri_8_

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What is Disk Management and how do I access it? How do I format and give it a drive letter?
What about iTunes and anything else that I want to download? How do I tell them to download onto the second drive? And is it possible to transfer my current Steam games to the new drive?

For a secondary drive, you don't mess with the boot order at all.
At most, you'd just have to Initialize that new drive in Disk Management
Initialize, New Simple Volume, Format, and give it a drive letter.

For Steam games, no problem.
Steam games location
In the steam client:
Steam
Settings
Downloads
Steam Library Folders
Add library folder
 

USAFRet

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Disk Management:
Assuming you are logged in to an Administrator account, right click the Windows icon at bottom right.
You'll see a selection for Disk Management
Do that.
Now, you should see a list of the current drives in this system.

Your new one will be either Offline and Needs to be Initialzed.
Do that...it will guide you throught he process
Or, it will simply be Unallocated.
Right click on it, and you should see a selection for New Simple Volume.
Do that.
Format, and then give it a drive letter.

Once you've done all that and you see the drive with a drive letter in File Manager, report back here.
 

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