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I was told to start this thread for individuals that are having problems or questions like myself with setting up (SSD+Mechanical HDDs). My questions on this matter are, would one install the OS onto the SDD and leave the rest of the extra software not related to Windows operation on the Secondary Mechanical drive?
I would like this as kind of a "Guide for dummy's"/ layman setup (me being the dummy)
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Get a 64gb SSD or similar. You should be able to load everything essential up to the SSD including WOW maybe. Then everything else on to the HDD. That is the way of use for most people.
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post #3 of 11
All you need to do is this.

Plug in the ssd only.

Install windows onto the ssd

once completed power off the computer

plug in the mechanical hdd

Install all your vital programmes I.e Chrome office e.c.t onto the ssd

And all non essential programmes like msn/steam/itunes onto the hdd because they dont really need a ssd to run.

Make sure you change your download's folder e.c.t to save to the HDD not the SSD otherwise it will fill up the ssd with un-needed junk
post #4 of 11
Well in terms of straight up installing software. Ideally on the SSD you would want your operating system and whatever else you want on it. There is nothing wrong with filling an SSD. Also today's SSDs are much more resilient than SSDs years ago, which basically means your SSD will last a LONG time even with a lot of writes. The mechanical drive I would use for music,video's,pictures, basically anything that doesn't require a load time. Anything that has a load time (startup time) would benefit from being on the SSD.

If you want a very very well thought out guide check out this thread: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1156654...imization.html

And if you are paranoid about SSD life expectancy then check out this thread: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1103319...mpilation.html <- a little bit down I have source and math for average lifetime of SSD's
post #5 of 11
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Thank you, and yes Sean told me to post a thread on this
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Thank you, and yes Sean told me to post a thread on this
I knew it! That man is everywhere!

But honestly I will install everything on the SSD that I can, program wise. If I know its going to be a HUGE game (since I have a 64Gb SSD) I will most likely install it on the HDD.

I am purposely saving 30-40Gb on my SSD for SW: The Old Republic for when it comes out
post #7 of 11
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I knew it! That man is everywhere!

But honestly I will install everything on the SSD that I can, program wise. If I know its going to be a HUGE game (since I have a 64Gb SSD) I will most likely install it on the HDD.

I am purposely saving 30-40Gb on my SSD for SW: The Old Republic for when it comes out
Thank you and yes, i agree... i was in SW beta and that game is HUGE!
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Hey I have the following build

asus p67 sabertooth
8g gskill 1866 ram
intel i5-2500k overclocked to 4200ghz
evga gtx 460 superclocked
2 wd blue 250 gb sata 3 dirves connected to intel 6g port
corsair performance 3 64g ssd on marvell 6g port
All latesestt drivers and bios
win 7 ultimate 64

This build is 8 months old and when new windows booted withing 1o sec hdds and ssd ran at about 300-400MB's I recently noticed system slowdown and ran as-ssd, atto and crystalmark benchmarks and "all drives" are now running at 123MB's wd 250 gb drive 1, 139MB's on wd 250 gb drive 2, and 120MB's on ssd which has os. Ive tried everthing I can think of including a fresh install of all software. Any Ideas
post #9 of 11
Hey you could have PM'ed me the link, I forgot and was going to reply right away lol

The SSD will be for all programs and windows stuff. You can install a few games onto it as well.

If you use steam you can install to the HDD and use steam mover to move your games to the SSD.

Also you can set up different partitions for your HDD to help speed things up. (ex. one for your downloads, another for your files and documents, and one for movies or something)

I attached a pic of my secondary HDD below.

Note: the User folder isn't the real user folder, just a folder I made for portable apps i use a lot.
post #10 of 11
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Hey you could have PM'ed me the link, I forgot and was going to reply right away lol

The SSD will be for all programs and windows stuff. You can install a few games onto it as well.

If you use steam you can install to the HDD and use steam mover to move your games to the SSD.

Also you can set up different partitions for your HDD to help speed things up. (ex. one for your downloads, another for your files and documents, and one for movies or something)

I attached a pic of my secondary HDD below.



Note: the User folder isn't the real user folder, just a folder I made for portable apps i use a lot.

I'm sorry i let others steal your Fire Thank you for your insights as i continue to learn new things every day
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