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Originally Posted by Toransu View Post
Just saying, your post sounds a little more insulting than helpful (if at all). I'll commend you for believing in your SSD enough to keep your pagefile on it, though.

Just having the OS on the SSD is enough to make everything faster. There're other reasons to install things off the SSD as well, and games don't benefit much more from SSDs other than for load times.

As for OP's problem, yes, there's Rafale77's solution for your personal directories (My Documents, Pictures, etc.). As for programs, IIRC there isn't much to that other than specifying a folder on your mechanical HD upon install time (as opposed to just clicking Next when it asks if it will install into Program Files); it's what I do with Steam and other not so mission-critical programs.
I am sorry if I sounded rude or insulting but nothing I said is untrue. SSDs are far more durable (once your are past firmware bugs and instability afflicting Sandforce drives) than general myths about SSDs portray them to be. You can write 40GB of Random 4KB IO everyday to your Intel drives and it will still last 5 years.

Many people who bought Intel G1 can attest to that. My vertex is 2 years old and I have had pagefile on it always. It has had firmware issues but the NAND on it still has a lot of life in it.

The goal of my post was to convey the message that SSDs are a HDD replacement. Otherwise the concept is useless. The speed is useless.
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