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Basically, at the minute im using a 300gb HDD with windows, some applications and all of my documents etc on. I also have a 1tb HDD with my games, movies and download files.

And I'm currently looking at buying an SSD, to put my OS on it so it boots up faster. However I only want to have windows on it and maybe a few programs. I want all the programs and documents to work on my HDD still and be on my desktop etc. I would like all files and programs installed to go onto the 300gd HDD too.

So I'm wondering how I would do this?

Thanks

I also want to have my application start up on when booted
Edited by Millsie2000 - 2/26/13 at 4:36pm
post #2 of 6
I have my drives up my drives the same way as you want to..

You can look at Sean's install guide to read until you get your drive..
It will answer all your questions. smile.gif
They are excellent thumb.gif

Here is Sean's Guide:
http://www.overclock.net/t/890571/guide-installing-windows-7-on-a-new-drive/0_50

Here is Essentials Guide for all HDD/SSD..
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227308/storage-essentials-thread/0_50

You will like thumb.gif
Enjoy your new drive
Edited by hyperkite - 2/26/13 at 4:54pm
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You would need to change the location of the libraries in the OS. To do this, you can right click and go to properties of each one (documents, for example) and add hdd location and remove the ssd. There is also a registry hack for this but I wouldn't recommend it as it can cause major headaches in the future.
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First thing is first, make sure your motherboard uses SATA. As far as I know, all SSD's use a SATA connection.

Second, would be deciding which drive to get. If you only want your OS and some applications, I'd recommend a 64GB size. Not much difference in price over 32 and will DEFINITELY be enough for windows. (and probably a game or two, if you play them.)

If those things check out, I'd then suggest un-installing, and backing up all your files to a second drive until you have just the OS on your regular hard drive, with the drivers, and you can use a "clone" software to basically just copy/transfer over your Windows installation onto the new drive.

There's a bit more to it than that, but it's a quick summary and suggestion. I can elaborate more later if you'd like, but I was on my phone now.
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Originally Posted by Millsie2000 View Post

Basically, at the minute im using a 300gb HDD with windows, some applications and all of my documents etc on. I also have a 1tb HDD with my games, movies and download files.

And I'm currently looking at buying an SSD, to put my OS on it so it boots up faster. However I only want to have windows on it and maybe a few programs. I want all the programs and documents to work on my HDD still and be on my desktop etc. I would like all files and programs installed to go onto the 300gd HDD too.
So I'm wondering how I would do this?
Thanks
I also want to have my application start up on when booted

The "best" way (my option) would be to install the SSD as the boot drive and install a fresh copy of your OS (Win 7?)
Then freshly install only the programs you want on the new SSD (C:).
Copy all data from 300GB to the 1TB.
Format (wipe) the 300GB and install as the D:
Freshly install those programs (apps & games) you want to on to the 300GB drive and then copy whatever files you want to from the 1TB to the 300GB.
And copy any files you want to from the 1TB to the new SSD C:
Edited by Tacoboy - 2/26/13 at 4:59pm
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I've been looking at the Silverstone HDDBoost but that doesn't look like it does that much to the original harddrive. But i have seen the crucial adrenaline which seems to speed the harddrive up quite a lot. would any one you recommend this?
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