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Im getting myself an SSD for christmas. I already have raid0 HDD's and i wanted to put win7 and a few light progs on the SSD, but the last time i tried to do somthing similar to this it was a disaster because program files and program filesx86 was on the other disk which was not where i wanted it, so anytime i had to install something that HAD ot go there or REALLY WANTED to go there it was a nightmare. Any way of overcoming this?
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If you plan on storing programs on your RAID-0 config, you will need to look up synaptic links. Its quite easy to do, and works well, otherwise theres a program called Steam Mover which can do the same thing.
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Do you mean "symbolic links"?
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I have Win7 64 on my 120GB SSD and all my user accounts and programs on my 2TB data drive and some of my data files on my Raid 5 array. This is very possible.

For me, I edited the registery to change the path for the user accounts to my D: drive. Then when I installed any programs, I simply select change installation path to be D:\\program files\\. You can edit the registry to make that happen automatically but I found that it messes with many programs so I just do it manually.

You can also use Symbolic links as stated above but you need to use the registry for the user account part.
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Funny enough, I just bought a new PC and did just this. I have 60GB SSD and 2x 1TB drives in RAID-0 all working just fine. Although you will want more than 60GB on your SSD if you want some programs on there. I have 16GB free with only windows and video card drivers on there. I used the registry to setup the accounts and program files to be on the RAID. Just google search it and you should be all fine.
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Im getting myself an SSD for christmas. I already have raid0 HDD's and i wanted to put win7 and a few light progs on the SSD, but the last time i tried to do somthing similar to this it was a disaster because program files and program filesx86 was on the other disk which was not where i wanted it, so anytime i had to install something that HAD ot go there or REALLY WANTED to go there it was a nightmare. Any way of overcoming this?
Trying to figure out what the problem was?

Most applications you would want on the SSD anyway, since that's the point of it.

When you install a program, it gives you the option of where you want to put it, assuming your HDD storage was "D:", then you could even make a D:\\Program Files\\ and just change C: to D: that would save you some typing...

Personally I always do this anyway having Games in C:\\Games or D:\\Games instead of "program files"...

Games you probably want on the HDD since they're huge.

Documents and movies and stuff you can put on the HDD, I wrote a guide to make it easy to move them: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/761471-...s-folders.html
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