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I'm reformating my computer and i'm thinking what should I install on my SSD.

I'm thinking putting windows 7, steam and drivers on my SSD. The rest on my normal hard drive.

Do i even need to put drivers on my ssd?
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Not really. Remember if you are using SSD, ENABLE TRIM. Otherwise, it would cause conflict and eventually slow the speed down.

For your SSD, it depends how much space do your SSD have.
Well, I'd recommend you for Games, Web browser, Steam, Operating system of course to be stored in your SSD.

All the random chunks from your computer are to be stored in your HDD.
Edited by marcz123 - 2/19/11 at 5:47pm
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Once you run the driver pack those files become integrated into your Windows installation.
I wouldn't worry about a couple hundred megabytes, though.
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Originally Posted by marcz123 View Post
Not really. Remember if you are using SSD go BIOS and disable TRIM. Otherwise, it would cause conflict and eventually slow the speed down.

For your SSD, it depends how much space do your SSD have.
Well, I'd recommend you for Games, Web browser, Steam, Operating system of course to be stored in your SSD.

All the random chunks from your computer are to be stored in your HDD.
TRIM isn't enabled in the bios.. lol. I think you've mistaken it for AHCI.
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TRIM isn't enabled in the bios.. lol. I think you've mistaken it for AHCI.
Oops sorry. Thanks for spotting the mistake.
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Not really. Remember if you are using SSD go BIOS and ENABLE TRIM. Otherwise, it would cause conflict and eventually slow the speed down.

For your SSD, it depends how much space do your SSD have.
Well, I'd recommend you for Games, Web browser, Steam, Operating system of course to be stored in your SSD.

All the random chunks from your computer are to be stored in your HDD.
Disabling TRIM? I thought Trim was a good thing.

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Originally Posted by beers View Post
Once you run the driver pack those files become integrated into your Windows installation.
I wouldn't worry about a couple hundred megabytes, though.
True, I might as well install it on the SSD. How about web broswers plugin, like java, etcs.
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Oops sorry. Thanks for spotting the mistake.
its okay, yeah i'll have ACHI on for sure.
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What size is your SSD?
Honestly you're really way too paranoid if the decision starts coming down to if and what browser plugins you would have to stick on another drive..
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