Long story short, I am using the steamtool application, which was originally developed for the following reasons:
- Steam by default would save all your games to C:\
- SSDs are becoming the new primary drive for gamers
- This app will use an NTFS junction to create nothing but links from the SSD, to a larger, slower magnetic secondary drive, thereby saving space, but Steam will think the files are still located in the default directory on C:\
Sounds all fine and everything, and today Steam will now let you choose a secondary drive manually, but I want to use the tool for a "backwards" purpose:
- I want to create an NTFS junction from my slower magnetic drive to my faster SSD to load my games faster
- I would only keep 1 or 2 games on the SSD at a time, and I'm not worried about the NAND write cycles.
With only a basic understanding of inodes and those types of structures, my question is whether I will actually get any performance increase by creating an NTFS Junction from my magnetic drive to my SSD, or since all accesses go to the magnetic drive first, I won't get any increase.