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Hi everyone, I would really like some expert advice please on how to set up my PC.

So my current setup is the OS and all programs/apps installed on a 256GB SSD, with media and stuff on large capacity HDD's.
But today while in town I came across a PC shop that was closing down and selling stuff off "Cheap!" Unfortunately all the really awesome stuff had been sold, but I did manage to pick up a few things, and one of them was a 60GB SSD for just £20 or 30 dollars US! Bargain biggrin.gif

So my plan was to use it just for my games, but then I had a thought..... What if I installed just my OS (W7) on this new 60GB SSD and installed "All" programs/apps on my current 256GB SSD with a 100GB partition for my games. Would this work and if so I've never done this sort of thing before so I would like to ask a few things first.

First thing I would like to know is, if I do it this way, OS on the 60GB and apps & games on the 256GB, if I need to reinstall my OS can I just format and reinstall windows on the 60GB and leave all my games and programs as they are, I mean will they still work properly if the OS has been reinstalled???

Also would drivers for my graphics cards and stuff be stored on the OS drive or on my bigger programs drive???

Or would you recommend something different, like keep my 256GB for my OS and programs and just use the 60GB for games???

So what do you guys think, if anyone can offer me some advice I would really appreciate it.

Thank you for taking the time to read this,
Cheers everyone =)
Edited by euphoria4949 - 9/10/13 at 2:40pm
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id do OS and programs on the 256GB and use the 60GB for SSD cache for the 1TB drive you have.

if you do the way you want when you reinstall the OS most/almost all programs will have to be reinstalled as well due to registry links will no longer exist.
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Originally Posted by euphoria4949 View Post

First thing I would like to know is, if I do it this way, OS on the 60GB and apps & games on the 256GB, if I need to reinstall my OS can I just format and reinstall windows on the 60GB and leave all my games and programs as they are, I mean will they still work properly if the OS has been reinstalled???

No, they won't work because the new install won't know they are there.

Also would drivers for my graphics cards and stuff be stored on the OS drive or on my bigger programs drive???

Most drivers default to storing themselves on the OS drive

Or would you recommend something different, like keep my 256GB for my OS and programs and just use the 60GB for games???

This

Think about the new registry for the "Reinstalled" OS.
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Arhh that's a bummer, I thought I had a good idea for a minute there =D

Ok I think I'll just use the 60GB for Steam, Skyrim and mods.
Thanks guys, really appreciate your help.

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