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Joining an SSD to HDD as steam library.

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I currently run my system on an SSD, though its a bit small and old so upgrading to an M.2 drive with a bit more space. I currently have a HDD that I use as a steam library and other general storage. 

I'm curious if there is a way I could join my HDD to my SSD to make a sort of hybrid storage option. So that things like steam boot a little faster, as well as the games I happen to play a bit faster. I don't know if this is possible but have a vague feeling I read or watch something somewhere about it being possible. However when googling it most places say that it is not, though are all from around 2011 and obviously times have moved on a lot in the years since. Any advice etc. would be helpful, I'm not worried about having to wipe the HDD nor the risk of it being slower and having to undo it all.


Thanks Rob

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YOu can do this with caching programs like storage spaces in windows. Storage spaces allows for tiering. You will have to wipe both drives for this.

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An M.2 drive isn't particularly useful for a gaming PC, so unless you're into the coolness factor or need to use it for something else, another SATA SSD will do just fine. Unfortunately, you can't combine the volumes because the drive types are not the same. What you could do if you have a current gen AMD motherboard is use storeMI, which uses an SSD as cache and works like optane.

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