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I currently have a PC with Windows 7 64 bit, a 7200 RPM 1 TB HDD, 8 GBs of RAM, and a 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 (I just ordered). Now I have several question on the best way to configure these. Some of these question are more hardware related and some about were to put windows 7 files.

1. Should people still be concerned with the amount of temporary files written to SSDs? I know with old drives keeping the writes to a minimum could expand the drives life but I'm not to sure about the newest SSDs with TRIM and etc.

2. I plan to use the SSD as a boot dive with most the windows files on it. However, I will most likely end up keeping a large amount of the User content on the regular HDD (Currently, I'm only using about 81.5 GBs of space...excluding the program / program (86) files but when I add pictures and such it will probably become a bit much for the SSD especially if I put a game or 2 to the drive). I want to know if it is in my best interest to edit the registry and move my User folders over to the HDD with everything (including the Appdata folder) or if I should just move the larger folders (My documents, My Pics, and etc) to the regular hard drive without the appdata? Will having the appdata folder on the regular drive slow down my performance?

3. I recently upgraded to eight GBs of RAM because I got a very good deal but I never used more than 4. Should I create a RAMdisk and put the windows temp file on it? I know several people believe this expands SSD and other people do not support RAMdisks of any kind. Would this speed up performance or slow it down?

Thanks guys, I've tried doing my research but I don't have a lot of experience with this stuff. Which files should be stored where?.
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i would stick to ssd as boot drive and hdd for storage (music vids)
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Back up you hdd if things go wrong then youve got a fail safe
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back up you hdd if things go wrong then youve got a fail safe
clone your hdd, then with that clone delete vids music etc... Then put that modified clone on to your ssd
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1) Not really.
2) No.
3/4) Kind of a waste of RAM to allocate it as a disk instead of just using it normally as memory. With 8 GB you should be fine disabling the page file if desired.
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Back up you hdd if things go wrong then youve got a fail safe
I already have that much on an external dive
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1) Not really.
2) No.
3/4) Kind of a waste of RAM to allocate it as a disk instead of just using it normally as memory. With 8 GB you should be fine disabling the page file if desired.
What do you mean by no for # 2? ...Don't move all the user files?
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with the extra ram you can create a write diskcache with fancycache to delay writes
http://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/fancy-cache/
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