Originally Posted by Sgtcrispy;15225533
Because I've been told you can, and that you can use the speed of the SSD but store all the actual information/memory on the hard drive. I plugged in the SSD, is that all I need to do or do I need to install an operating system on it as well?
Thanks in advance.
If you want the speed of the solid state drive, then the operating system must be installed onto it. Otherwise, if the OS is installed to the hard drive, then you'll never feel the speed of the solid state drive.
You can install things to both the solid state drive as well as the hard drive. All you have to do is tell the installer where you want it to install to. So whenever you install anything, always look for a "Custom" or "Advanced" type of install. This will guarantee you that you get a point during the installation setup that allows you to change the path which means you'll be able to select the hard drive if you want (the folder names can be whatever you want).Note:
leave the hard drive disconnected until you are done installing the OS onto the solid state drive. This prevents any possibility of the boot sector getting placed onto the hard drive.
Also, there's really nothing else you need to do. Keep it simple.