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I have two disks:

  • System disk: Corsair SSD Force GT 120 GB
  • Storage disk: 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ

Where should I put a game for best performance?

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Most games depend mostly on loading in data from your storage.

So, in order to optimize the delay of level or scene loading, you should put your games on a SSD.

Please note that games that involve a lot of writes, like a Minecraft world, better fit a HDD.

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Depends on the game. RTS games, FPS games, Strategy games touch the hard drive to load maps. In those games, you'll only notice a performance difference at the start of a map. You'll see a negligible difference in fps and/or performance during the map.

Now if you are in a game that loads a lot of maps or has a lot of map transitions, like the Total War series, then an SSD will make a good difference.

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