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Hey guys,

So I finally bought a Sata III SSD 64 GBs. I'm trying to determine which programs I should install on it. Here is what I use regularly:

Windows
Chrome
Dropbox
Avast Ant-Virus
uTorrent
Peerblock
Catalist Control Center (ATI Video Card Controller)
VLC Player
Photoshop

And a slew of others.

How would you recommend those be spread out on regular HDs and a SSD attached to the same computer? Additionally, what effect do you think it would have if my anti-virus or VLC player are installed on the SSD, but are accessing data from other HDs?

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Idk, If you've seen it but there is a guide that answers a few of your questions in the sticky section.

I know it's mostly to do with Installing windows, but it has a few other optimizations that I think you'd be interested in too,

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

As far as the anti virus, I don't think that would be an issue at all, I've never heard of anyone having that kind of issue.

I would definately put your most used Browser on there, makes things snappier, Idk about the utorrent or the Ati CCC, they are not that dependent on SSDs.

Photoshop would be really nice to have on the SSD but it can take up a pretty good chunk of memory so you gotta watch that.

You want to keep about 10% of your SSD free at least, so about 6.4gbs free in your case.
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I simply install all my programs on my SSD. All data and games go on my HDDs or other SSDs.
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, i would just set utorrent download folder in the hdd
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My sentiments the same. It doesn't sound like there is much that can be altered here to increase efficiency. However, I will oblige the guide posted above.
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