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I have just built my new rig with Samsung 850 EVO 120GB, Sandisk Ultra II 240GB and 1TB WD Blue and have some hard drive questions that I'm not sure about,

1. Will there be any conflict if I install Samsung Magician and Sandisk SSD Dashboard to monitor the SSD?

2. The 850 EVO 120GB will be my OS drive and the 250GB Sandisk will be my games drive, should I install Steam on the OS drive and point the games location to the Sandisk drive or just do both on the Sandisk?

3. How would I format all my hard drives? Via the Windows installation when installing the OS or in Windows?

4. In the Power options under turn off hard disk after x amount of minutes, does that spin down all my hard drives or just the 1TB WD Blue? As I heard it is bad for the SSD?

Many thanks!
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1. You don't need this software, just install the SSDs and you should be good. SSDs are very solid and robust in comparison to HDDs, pretty much nothing to monitor here. I've been using mine for years and it still works like on the first day.
2. Just throw the whole Steam folder on the other SSD.
3. Do it when you install Windows.
4. There is nothing to "spin down" with SSDs, since they don't have any moving parts. So only your HDDs will be spinning down. It's not bad for the SSD as it doesn't affect it.
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Lamptron FC5 V3 Noctua NH-D15 Noctua NF-A14 FLX (140mm) (x5)  Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp U2312HM (x3) Lioncast LK20, TKL, Cherry MX-Blue, DE-Layout EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 750W Fractal Define R4 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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