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planning to get an ssd(Crucial C300 64gb) other than the OS what else should I install on there?
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favourite game?
and small quick programs,
like bench tools
   
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I put all my programs on it including games etc. The only programs I put on the HDD with documents etc are things like itunes and openoffice which won't benefit from the speed.
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games that you actually play, and performance dependent apps like maya and photoshop.
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The more free space on the drive the better it will perform.

This is true of all SSDs but the smaller units benefit the most.

OS and programs will be fine.
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MOVE all Data to another Storage Drive " Music,Pictures,video, My Docs "
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Originally Posted by cavallino View Post
I put all my programs on it including games etc. The only programs I put on the HDD with documents etc are things like itunes and openoffice which won't benefit from the speed.
iTunes is a hog and it's one of the things I keep on the SSD. Definite speed-ups when launching the application from SSD. Heck, back when I was using an HDD for my OS/programs, I could definitely hear it thrashing whenever I launched iTunes (from a clean boot).

Things I keep on the SSD:
OS (Windows 7)
pagefile
applications (Firefox, iTunes, MS Office, etc)
StarCraft II

Things I keep on the HDD:
documents
downloads
pictures
music
video
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
iTunes is a hog and it's one of the things I keep on the SSD. Definite speed-ups when launching the application from SSD. Heck, back when I was using an HDD for my OS/programs, I could definitely hear it thrashing whenever I launched iTunes (from a clean boot).

Things I keep on the SSD:
OS (Windows 7)
pagefile
applications (Firefox, iTunes, MS Office, etc)
StarCraft II

Things I keep on the HDD:
documents
downloads
pictures
music
video
Yeah my reasoning was that if all my Music is on the HDD I didn't think there really any benefit to putting Itunes on the SSD since it would be accessing everything off the HDD anyway, same with openoffice. Both seem to function quick enough.

I have pagefile and hibernate disable which saved a pretty massive amount of space.

Some games benefit from the SSD others don't.
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Originally Posted by cavallino View Post
Yeah my reasoning was that if all my Music is on the HDD I didn't think there really any benefit to putting Itunes on the SSD since it would be accessing everything off the HDD anyway, same with openoffice. Both seem to function quick enough.
Well, the SSD would still speed up initial launch time. For me, it shaved off around 5s when launching iTunes.

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I have pagefile and hibernate disable which saved a pretty massive amount of space.

Some games benefit from the SSD others don't.
I have the pagefile enabled (I've encountered one or two proggies that would crash without it), however I do have it set to a fixed size of 1GB. I also have hibernate disabled. For me, I couldn't stand the load levels on SC2. That's actually the primary reason I moved to SSD.
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