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I am currenty looking into getting 4 SSD for a setup that I am building. The reason I want 4 ssd is to have system set up like this to keep it clean

SSD #1 (Crucial M4 256GB) Windows 8
SSD #2 (Crucial M4 256GB) Flight Simulator X
SSD #3 (Crucial M4 512GB) Steam
SSD #4 (Crucial M4 512GB) Origin



Since I am using 4 ssd with not spinning hdd what would I do with my user folders?
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I recommend putting them on one of the other drives because if you ever need to format and start over, then you won't have to worry about them.  I keep all of my user folders on my D: drive which is a solid state drive.  I'm referring to My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Movies, and also the Desktop folder.  It makes formatting and starting over easier.

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So basically just move it onto another sdd just in case I have to reformat because of a problem so I don't lose anything.


Should I move off app data?
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So basically just move it onto another sdd just in case I have to reformat because of a problem so I don't lose anything.
Yea, however you should also have a backup of any data you don't intend to ever lose.
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Should I move off app data?
no.
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So basically just move it onto another sdd just in case I have to reformat because of a problem so I don't lose anything.

 

Yep.  Do you know how to do it?  I mean, right-click, choose Properties, switch to the Location tab, etc.?  I only ask because I think I encounter more people who don't than those who do.

 

 

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Should I move off app data?

 

No, it can cause problems.

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Thanks. So based on your info I should

Keep App Data on OS SSD
Move Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, Links, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My videos, Saved Games and Searches.


I know its all my choice and all but what would you exactly move



I looked at sean's guide looks simple with the video and all. Just nervous I could have problems. This will be my setup

SSD #1 Windows 8
SSD #2 Storage
SSD #3 FSX
SSD #4 Steam/Origin

Im a huge fan of keeping things serperate so if my os drive crashes I don't have to worry about losing my games. So I guess its the same with my user folder
Edited by JMatzelle303 - 2/26/13 at 10:01am
post #7 of 9
Also, it may be a cheaper option to use all samsung 840s.


$150 for 250GB + free assassins creed 3:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/897035-REG/Samsung_mz_7td250bw_250GB_2_5_inch_SSD_840.html

$280 for 500GB
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=897033&is=REG&Q=&A=details
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Move Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, Links, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My videos, Saved Games and Searches.


I know its all my choice and all but what would you exactly move
Whatever you want lol.

I do desktop, downloads, docs, music, pix, vids, and game saves.
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Thanks that's amazing thanks for saving me cash
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Originally Posted by JMatzelle303 View Post

Thanks. So based on your info I should

Keep App Data on OS SSD
Move Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, Links, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My videos, Saved Games and Searches.


I know its all my choice and all but what would you exactly move

 

Move what you use, and leave the ones that you don't use.  I mean, why move the ones you won't use?

 

 

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Originally Posted by JMatzelle303 View Post

I looked at sean's guide looks simple with the video and all. Just nervous I could have problems. This will be my setup

SSD #1 Windows 8
SSD #2 Storage
SSD #3 FSX
SSD #4 Steam/Origin

Im a huge fan of keeping things serperate so if my os drive crashes I don't have to worry about losing my games. So I guess its the same with my user folder

 

If you're nervous, then keep it simple and don't follow any guides.  Just leave the other 3 solid state drives unplugged until you're done installing Windows.  After it's done installing, shut down and plug them in.  Turn your system back on, go into the BIOS, and then make sure your boot priority is correct.  After that, go into Windows and set everything up how you want it.

 

After that, enjoy your system.  ;)

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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