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Steam takes forever to install games on m2 ssd but works perfectly on hdd

Hi, i reached a point where i can't play anything from my m2 ssd drives because steam takes forever to install a game or an update on them, and most of the times it doesn't download all the files properly and i have to check the game files again, and in the end, i either get an error, or steam just closes and i have to redo the process. Yes, literally, steam closes sometimes when the installing process is almost over.
 

When i try to download/install something on my hdd on the other hand, everything is fast and i have 0 issues.

 

I have 2 ssd drives: 1 samsung evo 980 m2 1tb and 1 seagate 2tb m2.

windows is installed on another kingston uv400 sata ssd 120gb.

I have a 1tb seagate hdd.

 

Cpu: i7 13700kf

Ram: 32gb ddr4 3200mhz

Mb: Gigabyte b760 Gaming X

os: windows 11 pro

 

During the last 2 days i tried to download Arma 3. The game downloads fast, but then it takes like 5 hours to install, and even after installing i get errors when i try to launch the game. In the end i had to install it on my hdd.

This happens only on steam, no other platform.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

Thank you!

 

Edit: The pc has been built 3 weeks ago, all parts are new, unused.

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What SSDs have you tried to install games on?

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4 minutes ago, Godlygamer23 said:

What SSDs have you tried to install games on?

samsung evo 980 m2 1tb, and on the seagate one.

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5 minutes ago, AlexDkc said:

samsung evo 980 m2 1tb, and on the seagate one.

What does CrystalDiskInfo show for errors on the drives? What other programs/files are stored on them?

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Hard to tell right away what can be the culprit.

Did you try to copy some files to your SSDs to make sure they are working correctly ?

Do you have enough free space on your boot drive ? 120GB is pretty small for Windows 11 nowadays. Maybe you encounter some buffer overflow.

Is your motherboard sharing PCIe lanes with a secondary m.2 connector with a SATA port ?  You can find this information in your user's manual.

 

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15 hours ago, Sawa Takahashi said:

Hard to tell right away what can be the culprit.

Did you try to copy some files to your SSDs to make sure they are working correctly ?

Do you have enough free space on your boot drive ? 120GB is pretty small for Windows 11 nowadays. Maybe you encounter some buffer overflow.

Is your motherboard sharing PCIe lanes with a secondary m.2 connector with a SATA port ?  You can find this information in your user's manual.

 

The entire problem is that this happens only on Steam. I tried other platforms, Origin, Uplay, etc, i also tried downloading and installing cracked games and everything is fast and i encounter no issues.

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10 hours ago, AlexDkc said:

The entire problem is that this happens only on Steam. I tried other platforms, Origin, Uplay, etc, i also tried downloading and installing cracked games and everything is fast and i encounter no issues.

What happens if you verify the game files through Steam?

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13 hours ago, Godlygamer23 said:

What happens if you verify the game files through Steam?

1. verifying

2. x files failed to validate and need to be downloaded again

3. downloading

4. hours and hours of installing

5. there are 3 options now: steam crashes when the install is almost complete, or after hours of installing it either works or i get an error because of missing files.

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6 hours ago, AlexDkc said:

1. verifying

2. x files failed to validate and need to be downloaded again

3. downloading

4. hours and hours of installing

5. there are 3 options now: steam crashes when the install is almost complete, or after hours of installing it either works or i get an error because of missing files.

What does the SMART data show for the two drives for any errors that occurred?

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its kinda weird tho, are you sure you're selecting the right drive? cause out of those two i wouldn't trust the seagate with anything, really...

 

On 6/21/2024 at 1:43 AM, AlexDkc said:

samsung evo 980 m2

100% sure its not the 980 pro?  

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