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Great, thanks man!

I don't think you caught the last sentence I edited in there,

Is it wise to keep program files on another hard drive and not on the ssd? To conserve space and such.

I like having my apps on only the SSD. Anything OS/system related is on it.

I have portable apps on my secondary HDD though as well as my steam folder for games.

Use the SSD as much as you want, it doesn't matter how much you fill it up to a point. Though at ~80-90% fullness the write speeds may slow a little.
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I like having my apps on only the SSD. Anything OS/system related is on it.
I have portable apps on my secondary HDD though as well as my steam folder for games.
Use the SSD as much as you want, it doesn't matter how much you fill it up to a point. Though at ~80-90% fullness the write speeds may slow a little.

Sweet. K sounds like I'll keep drivers and a few select programs on the ssd and throw the extras (media players etc) on a hdd.

Thanks

Edit: Oh shoot, reading up on steam mover atm, it says that it's not compatible with fat32 O_O Was planning on doing the GPT for UEFI, but the guide has the ssd format to fat32.
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Type format quick fs=fat32 label="ESP", press Enter
Can I use "ntfs" there or no?
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I like having my apps on only the SSD. Anything OS/system related is on it.
I have portable apps on my secondary HDD though as well as my steam folder for games.
Use the SSD as much as you want, it doesn't matter how much you fill it up to a point. Though at ~80-90% fullness the write speeds may slow a little.

Sweet. K sounds like I'll keep drivers and a few select programs on the ssd and throw the extras (media players etc) on a hdd.

Thanks

Edit: Oh shoot, reading up on steam mover atm, it says that it's not compatible with fat32 O_O Was planning on doing the GPT for UEFI, but the guide has the ssd format to fat32.
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Type format quick fs=fat32 label="ESP", press Enter
Can I use "ntfs" there or no?

No you can not use ntfs for that partition. That is the EFI partition, not your system partition. Just follow the guide as instructed and everything will work out lol.

As you can see it in fact makes you format your OS partition to NTFS here, steam mover ill work fine.
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Type create partition primary align=4096 , press Enter
Type format quick fs=ntfs label="SYSTEM", press Enter
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No you can not use ntfs for that partition. That is the EFI partition, not your system partition. Just follow the guide as instructed and everything will work out lol.
As you can see it in fact makes you format your OS partition to NTFS here, steam mover ill work fine.
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Type create partition primary align=4096 , press Enter
Type format quick fs=ntfs label="SYSTEM", press Enter

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I just read the first post and there is something I'd like to ask:

I've come accross some details about usb booting for uefi install of windows that seem to be missing. Is it because they are not necessary?

Check out the first post of this thread: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=209045

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I would just use the sata 2 ports on your mobo. :/
Ah I see now that I look into it I think that is what it meant, it only backs up the files, not the image.
The Windows tool will work fine. I have used it 3 times already with GPT set ups. 2 times on my system I successfully restored my OS and anther time on my fathers PC. One time I had an issue on mine, but I found out the problem was something unrelated to windows.
Todo doesn't support it yet. frown.gif
Windows seems like the only choice atm. So if you have used the GPT format then just use windows to image the disk. If you haven't installed yet just use MBR.

What do you mean that your previous problem is not Windows related? So what was it?
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