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Hi and thanks in advance.

Just bought a Intel X25-M SSD and have 2 500GB caviar blacks that I've spanned into a TB.

Have a top notch system so no real issues there.

I've been reading a bunch of forums about changing the Users/Program Files/Program Files (x86) over to a secondary drive or Have a games folder on the secondary drive and mount it on the SSD.

Question: With the Users folder and or the Program files folders moved to the secondary 7200 RPM hard drive will that slow down any games or apps I install since it has to read/write to the secondary hard drive?

A lot of the forums i've read are basically saying to move everything over to another hdd to free up storage for the SSD. But since a lot of my games save files are in My Documents it won't read/write as fast as it would on the SSD..

I'm probably making no sense. I just want the best performance out of my machine with the SSD and games and few apps.

Please Help.
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A lot of the forums i've read are basically saying to move everything over to another hdd to free up storage for the SSD. But since a lot of my games save files are in My Documents it won't read/write as fast as it would on the SSD..

I'm probably making no sense. I just want the best performance out of my machine with the SSD and games and few apps.
If you've got enough space on your SSD, then just leave your programs/games there.
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If you have room, there's no point in not using it. And yes you will see a major difference in the "snappiness" of the OS/games/programs if you have it on a 7200rpm vs a SSD.

The biggest reason most people say to move it to other drives is because of the # of writes on the drive. In actuality, if you do the math and see the # of writes or the # of operating hours, the drive is going to last a long time. Most likely you'll get a newer SSD before the old one runs out of writes or dies.
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