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Just got a SSD corsair force 3 SSD for OS but i was wondering where should I install software and Games ?
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I say install the games and programs on the SSD. Windows only needs at most 20GB for the OS. So even if you only got a 64GB you still have 40+GB to install ganes and programs on.
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Install every day applications on the SSD..... Firefox, Office, ect. They don't take up that much space each.... usually 100-1GB each

Games should be installed on a HDD and use junctions to place often used games on the SSD. Games take up a lot of space... 5-15GB easily.
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Assuming you've got at least 8 gig of ram, get rid of the pagefile and if you don't hibernate, the hibernation file ( I'm forgetting one I think). That will free up a good 16gb (with 8 gig ram) of HD space.

IS there a sleep file? I can't remember but I'm certain there are 3 big files windows creates....
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Install every day applications on the SSD..... Firefox, Office, ect. They don't take up that much space each.... usually 100-1GB each
Games should be installed on a HDD and use junctions to place often used games on the SSD. Games take up a lot of space... 5-15GB easily.

I'm with him. You can also install things like FRAPS on the ssd and set it to record the vids to the other HDD. Runs much smoother with less lag in-game thumb.gif
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My SSD has all my software, OS and bf3 on it. My music, movies and other games go on my green drives. I can't remember what the program is called but it moves your games over to your SSD without having to uninstall/reinstall it. That way you can move it to your SSD to play. Once you no longer play it you can revert it back to your mech drive. I'll let u know what it is called when I get home tonight smile.gif

Edit:
Also read Sean's SSD guide. It has some really useful information thumb.gif
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Games should be installed on a HDD and use junctions to place often used games on the SSD. Games take up a lot of space... 5-15GB easily.
Unless I'm misunderstanding, then NTFS junctions don't actually move it to the SSD. It's just a symbolic link, which means it'll still be on the HDD and you won't reap any benefits.
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I'm with him. You can also install things like FRAPS on the ssd and set it to record the vids to the other HDD. Runs much smoother with less lag in-game thumb.gif
This also doesn't do anything, it's just like recording to a regular HDD while playing from another HDD. Where FRAPS is installed doesn't matter as it runs completely from memory anyway. The IO intensive part is video recording.
Edited by Coma - 1/4/12 at 1:46pm
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I have win7 and programs on a 60Gb ssd and a second ssd only for steam and games. Then a hdd for anything else. My boot disk has over 30 gb left with almost all the programs I plan to use on it, although I dont use office because I can do my cv updates at work and save money.play games from the ssd ifpossible, its faster.
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Unless I'm misunderstanding, then NTFS junctions don't actually move it to the SSD. It's just a symbolic link, which means it'll still be on the HDD and you won't reap any benefits.
This also doesn't do anything, it's just like recording to a regular HDD while playing from another HDD. Where FRAPS is installed doesn't matter as it runs completely from memory anyway. The IO intensive part is video recording.


Unless I'm mistaken the Program SteamMover moves the whole game or program from the mech drive to the SSD and back
again when done if you want.

Later;)
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Unless I'm mistaken the Program SteamMover moves the whole game or program from the mech drive to the SSD and back
again when done if you want.
Later;)

If it does that, then I have one SSD too many. That's good to know :-)
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