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Originally Posted by NotKarl View Post

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


Well, It seems you'll be having a new adventure coming there bro.. Raiding your SSD's! tongue.gif

I'm also using Steam Mover and it really does a wonderful job for gamers having limited SSD space. thumb.gif
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by zoneuk View Post

Just got a SSD corsair force 3 SSD for OS but i was wondering where should I install software and Games ?
I have all my programs and BF3 on mine and still have about 25 gigs left. Put all your programs a few games that you play frequently (or install the games on the HDD and move them with junctions like other people said)
Also use this guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds
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Originally Posted by Coma View Post

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.

It moves the game to the SSD and puts the junction on the HDD.
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Before I was more knowledgeable on the subject (aka: before I joined this forum), I figured that the OS should have its own drive, with games and programs on others... So I ended up with a bunch of SSD's plus 4 WD Caviar Black HDD's (RAID10; I do some video/sound editing as a hobby, so the redundancy+speed was appealing, and I only had to buy one more as two were from a previous build's RAID0 and another one I got off a friend for $50... not "wasting" SSD space for uncompressed HD video or lossless Audio files is very nice as well, as is the read-speed for the CavBlks in RAID10).

Fortunately, I was smart enough to get everything on sale, so even with four+one SSDs (too many in retrospect), it didn't kill my wallet. Getting a brand-new OCZ Revo3 x2 PCIe SSD from my girlfriend's dad (he does IT; ordered a bunch for a company, they ended up with two extra's, so he gave me one for $200), was wicked awesome. I have since moved my OS to that drive, as well as Firefox, a half-dozen games, and various other often-used bits of software. Boots my PC in what seems like a blink of an eye, and makes me very happy smile.gif


My opinion, which is considerably less valuable than others here no doubt, would be this:
Use the drive you have now for your OS, web browser, most-played games, and a few bits of most-used software, filling it up to maybe 60-70% capacity(?). Then, when it goes on sale, grab another one and RAID those bad boys and you'll be able to put pretty much anything on them (not sure if those drives support TRIM in RAID, though... would look into that).

I hope this helps a little bit. I am sure you will get far more knowledgeable answers from others here, but figured I'd do my best smile.gif

Sincerely,
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Thanks everyone for the help.
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