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I have 2 dilemmas and I need help deciding a plan of attack.

  1. Family's pc has a 500 gig hard drive and suffered a virus beyond repair. Can't install new anti-virus, can't install MS security fixes, can't un-install SP1 to do a repair, won't do a repair with OS+SP1 either. So the only option I see is to back up files needed, wipe hard drive, and re-install OS from scratch.
  2. My sig rig pc has a 60 gig SSD + 500 gig hard drive and the SSD is not big enough.

I bought a 1 TB drive to do the backups and a 120 gig SSD.

I'm trying to decide if I want to swap my 2 SSD's and put the 60 gig one in my family's pc. Or do I wanna keep it simple and just add the 120. If I do the swap, I've never done a clone before and the steps at clonezilla looks quite complicated.

But if I do the swap to put my 60 gig in my family's pc, then I can just install new os on that drive, back up files off old drive on to the new 1 TB, wipe the 500 and put the files back on the 500. But it's the family's pc... and my fear is that my wife will just install and save things onto the SSD. She's pretty good at saving photos in the My Pictures but sometimes she gets pretty random about everything else. She's also the type that if she installs a new program, she just uses default. That's why I'm think of NOT giving them another drive and just keep everything on 1 500 gig drive.

I'm sure those of you with experience will probably have a better solution or knows the best way to go about this?
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Well I have 1 60gb, 1 120GB SSDs and 2 1TB HDDs

 

What I do is 60 gb as BOOT only, and some essential programs. ( I still have 30gbs or so left)

 

120gb SSD for gaming. Just for games that benefit from SSD. Such as BF3

 

1 of the 1TB HDD is for videos, music and pictures

 

2nd 1tb HDD is for steam and origin games.

 

I wouldn't worry about the SSD in the family rig. As you said they might not use it properly and you might have to remove and clear programs from the 60gb ssd most of the time. 

 

Just let the 500GB HDD in the family computer, and use 2 SSDs in your computer. I am sure you would benefit more.

 

Edit : If I were you ( may not be applicable to you though)

 

60GB SSD for Boot and few programs, 120GB SSD for some SSD beneficial games and maybe 1-2 larger programs, 500GB HDD for music, pictures, videos, 1TB HDD for games and other programs.

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Yeah it would benefit me more as my wife and family don't really care one way or the other. Although my wife does like the snappiness of my pc when she borrows it once in awhile.

The one thing is that I don't have a back-up drive in my house till now and that's why I spent a little more on the 1 TB one. I was planning to use it to do back-ups of both the family's pc and my own. (though my own don't have as many important stuff as my family's like family pictures, homeworks, etc)
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Yeah it would benefit me more as my wife and family don't really care one way or the other. Although my wife does like the snappiness of my pc when she borrows it once in awhile.

The one thing is that I don't have a back-up drive in my house till now and that's why I spent a little more on the 1 TB one. I was planning to use it to do back-ups of both the family's pc and my own. (though my own don't have as many important stuff as my family's like family pictures, homeworks, etc)

 

Trust me my wife is like that too.

 

Everythime she is on my PC she goes '' WOW that is so fast, inredible'' but at the end she doesn't really care :D

 

Oh yeah you can use the HDD for any purpose. Backup sounds good too.

 

I personally do my backups on a 1TB USB 3.0 external HDD. I like it that way. But 1TB internal HDD backup also sounds good.

 

Backup is extremely important. Especially on pictures, videos and music. Once they are gone, they are gone. Software backup on the other hand, you can pretty much get it again online.

 

You just reminded me to backup some photos and videos I had last month. Thanks :D

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