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I have windows 7 installed on my ssd and my hdd, but its only activated on my hdd. My hdd is disconnected from the motherboard. So I am wondering if I can just transfer some programs from my hdd to my sdd. Can I delete steam, but leave the games on my hdd and the reinstall steam on my ssd? I'm not sure how this is going to work.
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Can I do this with Origin? What about my other games? Can I do this with Deus Ex too?
     
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post #4 of 6
would be best to get everything installed on the hdd since it is activated then do a single copy 9using acronis easy migrate or similar), that way you are only performing a single write (instead of a bunch of little ones, which would degrade the sdd performance...although you do have win7 which gives you trim to help overcome that issue)
    
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The SSD I got for free is only 32GB. The only thing I want to put on there is Windows, Chrome and MSE. Is it better to just Migrate?
     
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from what i understand it is. large numbers of small writes kill the drives performance. the only way to get that back is to do a secure erase. so if you install averything onto a hdd (or already have it installed on a hdd), then migrate it over, it only counts as a big write, which doesnt kill performance.
    
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