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So my Hitachi HDD is finally dying after 2 years. Randomly dropping while running my OS. I want to install an SSD, but I'm not sure how it works as far as installing programs on a differant drive, and leaving my OS and maybe a few games/Photoshop on the SSD. Can anyone gimme some advice on that?
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Its pretty simple really, just change all of your default folders and make sure to install any games or large programs onto your HDD, whenever you install them. Theres also a registry tweak that will set your default install path to your HDD, theres a great guide somewhere on here about it....

Getting an SSD is one of the best things you can do for your system, even if you just get 60GB boot drive, youll notice much snappier performance and boot times biggrin.gif

Look into corsair, OCZ, Adata/ Microcenter for some good brands to start looking at, for great prices thumb.gif
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when installing a program/game , change the installation directory

i assume that its that simple redface.gif
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"Upgrading to SSD: Thoughts? "

Yes: Good idea.
/thread.

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Edited by alexmaia_br - 3/17/12 at 12:18am
    
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post #6 of 11
Heh went through the same thing.

you can visit my thread HERE.


See if any of that helps you out also.



My advice tho. Dont get an smaller SDD, got the the 100gb+ games take so much room so fast its amazing.....
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Yes, just yes. It's an amazing upgrade, I was surprised to see the improvement myself when I got mine. From what I've heard, there's just been announced some new ones from Corsair and Intel with seemingly good stats on the paper, I haven't read any reviews of them yet though.
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Wow people love them o.o; I mean, should I be partitioning something on my other HDD for games/programs?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Silvos00 View Post

Wow people love them o.o; I mean, should I be partitioning something on my other HDD for games/programs?

yeah, i recommend using a larger HDD for games storage, and only putting games you need raw SSD power for on your SSD

programs are ok as long as theyre small, my rule is if its over 250MB, it goes on the HDD, anything less goes on the SSD

but this is all up to you biggrin.gif
post #10 of 11
I'd advise against OCZ, Both my Agility 3 60GB and Vertex 3 120GB are having huge issues ><<br />
That said, the differance is huge, I can't ever go back to mechanical OS drives, SSD's have spoiled me rotten.


Seriously blank posts are getting beyond the joke, Fix the damn forum
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