Is Baldur's Gate 3 SSD Required

My HDD is too small for this game (windows updates filled it up over the years), and I'm panicking. Does Baldur's Gate 3 need SSD, or does it mean my load times will be longer? Also, is an external SSD an option?

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Roxanne· Answered on Mar 19, 2024

Yes, according to the official minimum system requirements, an SSD (solid-state drive)and 150 GB of free space are required to play Baldur's Gate 3. SSD drives are essential for running most modern games due to their fast load speed and large storage space. BG 3 will take up 122 GB, and you also need 80-100 GB to run this game smoothly. If your SSD space is insufficient, try to get a bigger one.

Then, you can rely on EaseUS Partition Master Professional to help initialize the new SSD and clone data from the original HDD to the SSD. With this versatile tool, you can also free up disk space, extend the C drive, and perform 4K alignment. This reliable disk manager offers a beginner-friendly interface and easy steps.

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1. Initialize the New SSD

Download and install EaseUS Partition Master on your PC before going through the tutorial:

Step 1. Connect this SSD as an external hard drive to your device.

Step 2. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, Right-click the target SSD in the Partition Manager section, and select "Initialize to MBR" or "Initialize to GPT." Click "Execute Task" > "Apply" to save the changes.

2. Clone HDD to SSD

Step 1. Go to the "Disk Clone" tab. Click the "Clone OS Disk" or "Clone Data Disk"  and hit "Next."

Step 2. Choose the source HDD and click "Next" to select the destination SSD. Click "Next." Read the Warning message and confirm the "Yes" button.

Step 3. View the disk layout. Customize the target disk partition size. 

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