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There aren't any guides that properly articulate how to install a SECOND Solid State Hard Drive depending on the configuration you want.

After googling, I finally found out how to go into Disk Management and create the Crucial M4 as a Simple Volume.

But I don't want it as just a storage device. I want it to act the same as my Intel 320 except for boot.

I want to be able to install programs on each drive so on and so forth.

Put the higher powered programs on the Crucial M4 and the older slimmer programs on the Intel 320..

How do I configure my second SSD to act not as a storage device, but as Intel 320s new best friend?

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post #2 of 8
Wish I could help you out but, I actually have the same exact question. I bought another SSD to use for games and other programs but I am not too sure how to set it up properly.
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I'm not sure what you are saying but you don't have to do anything. Once it's formatted, you can use it however you want. Unless you talking about raid?
Just start installing games and whatever you want on it, nothing more to do. I have 6 SSD in my system, all crucial m4's, they are great drives!
Edited by TheGovernment - 5/9/12 at 7:08pm
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Install it as a simple volume then reinstall all of your applications and games on that drive. You will need to uninstall any games that you want to run off the new drive, then install them again, but change the install path from C:Program Files...etc to E:Program Files ...etc.
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I don't really get your situation. You just simply want to install certain programs and games to one SSD, and leave the other for just Windows and smaller programs, correct? If so, then... well... you just install each program to the drive you want it on. There's no extra configuration to do unless you wanted RAID0, which I don't recommend with 2 totally different drives.

This neat little app will save you lots of trouble.
http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover
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I'm not sure what you are saying but you don't have to do anything. Once it's formatted, you can use it however you want. Unless you talking about raid?
Just start installing games and whatever you want on it, nothing more to do. I have 6 SSD in my system, all crucial m4's, they are great drives!
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Originally Posted by pierowheelz View Post

Install it as a simple volume then reinstall all of your applications and games on that drive. You will need to uninstall any games that you want to run off the new drive, then install them again, but change the install path from C:Program Files...etc to E:Program Files ...etc.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

I don't really get your situation. You just simply want to install certain programs and games to one SSD, and leave the other for just Windows and smaller programs, correct? If so, then... well... you just install each program to the drive you want it on. There's no extra configuration to do unless you wanted RAID0, which I don't recommend with 2 totally different drives.
This neat little app will save you lots of trouble.
http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover

Thanks. I thought for some reason that you had to install Windows again on the second hard drive and I didn't want to go installing Windows again in case it screwed up my current setup. I definitely don't want RAID though.

Thanks for clearing that up!

Does this mean I could go into Bios and use it as a Boot drive instead of the intel without actually reinstalling Windows or anything?
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