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Been looking at a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148447 and i have a 7200rpm seagate 500gb mechanical hd. I was wondering how you actually use the ssd, you install the os on it and thats it? and you put all your games on the hdd, i don't understand... And if there is a better ssd i would like to know because i don't know what i'm doing.
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post #2 of 21
Crucial m4 is one of the more popular ones because its damn fast, damn reliable and relies on the marvel controller as appose to the sandforce one the is currently plaguing other ssd's at the moment.

Anyhow, You do exactly that do a nice clean install of windows 7 onto your ssd, boot into it watch how fast it boots and pull the face of

Install all your important programmes onto the remaining space, i.e Chrome, Office e.c.t.

And install bigger programmes/games onto your seagate drive
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Well yeah basically anything you wan't to load quicker will have to be on the SSD, so if you want a game to load quicker it needs to be installed to the SSD not the HDD.
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Install the OS and your programs on the SSD. With games, install them to an HDD and for Steam, you'll have to install the program to the HDD since thats where it will install the games. If you want, you can use Steam Mover to move games to the SSD for faster loading times.
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So games go in the hdd, but they won't load faster?
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Well yeah basically anything you wan't to load quicker will have to be on the SSD, so if you want a game to load quicker it needs to be installed to the SSD not the HDD.
this. also, I don't know if it has been changed, but I've always read that it is not recommended, on the other hand, to place a download folder for instance,as files been copied, deleted and constantly written shorten their life cycle.
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They might load a little faster as the hdd isn't required to be running the os and can if you like give more bandwidth to the game.

If it isnt having to do stuff in the background because the ssd is running the OS you will see a slight boost in game perf.

I know my games boot up alot quicker simply because I got 2 hdd's one for the os and one for games
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So os and normal stuff on ssd and games and big files on the hdd?
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Trust me mate SSD makes a big difference. I got a Crucial C300 when I built my PC earlier this year and just the overall responsiveness and speed has blown me away. I highly recommend any Crucial SSD Especially the M4. You just install it like and Hard drive but make sure you plug it into a SATA 6Gbps port and use a SATA 6Gbps cable to get the best out of it.
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So os and normal stuff on ssd and games and big files on the hdd?
Yes
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