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I recently got a OCZ Vertex II 50gb SSD.
Installed it and clean installed Win7 x64.
I then backed up some important documents to an external storage source and did a quick format of my previous HDD.
It all worked fine.

Should I clean install Win7 to my HDD again so it has the proper directories?
Or do I clone my SSD OS and basics over to the HDD?

What do I do with the HDD?
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post #2 of 9
Use it as extra storage?
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I am planning on using it as extra storage.

But should I clean install Win7 to my HDD again so it has the proper directories?

or do I make my own folders on it?

That's what I need to know.
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No need for a clean install of Windows. Just partition it and make some folders on it.
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50GB or 60GB? didn't know they did a 60GB
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No need for a clean install of Windows. Just partition it and make some folders on it.
How do you suggest I partition it?
Folders wise, would it basically be Programs/Games/Documents, etc?
Anyway I would be able to make a folder(with the sub-folders like mentioned above) acessible only to my profile, and a folder only acessible to my parents profile?

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50GB or 60GB? didn't know they did a 60GB
50gb
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Originally Posted by Zyphur View Post
How do you suggest I partition it?
Folders wise, would it basically be Programs/Games/Documents, etc?
Anyway I would be able to make a folder(with the sub-folders like mentioned above) acessible only to my profile, and a folder only acessible to my parents profile?
Just one big NTFS partition. I have a 80GB IDE drive that's in my case. Basically my folders go like this.

Music
Photos
Videos
Documents

And in those I have sub-folders for whatever.
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Just one big NTFS partition. I have a 80GB IDE drive that's in my case. Basically my folders go like this.

Music
Photos
Videos
Documents

And in those I have sub-folders for whatever.
The Quick Format of the drive did that already then right?
I don't believe I ever partitioned the drive so it should be in 1.

Anyway to do a security setup like this:

HDD: User Y - Pictures, Documents, Music. Only acessable to User Y on SSD
HDD: User Z - Pictures, Documents, Music. Only acessable to User Z on SSD
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Not that I know of.
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