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Can this be done? If so, will I have to create a partition on the SSD?
post #2 of 8
Yes you can.
When you make partitions for it as you do with regular HDDs.

Windows 7 should have a partition tool that allows partitions to be made on the fly.
EDIT: just go to the disk management under manage (right click on computer) and use "shrink on your SSD and all the free space can be used in a separate partition (not recommended as you need some free space for whatever the OS may need).

But am a paranoid bastard that rather make the partitions in the Windows install setup.

some 3rd party app if you don't wanna use the Windows 7 Disk Manager.
http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/resize-partition-windows-7.htm
Edited by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! - 3/23/11 at 4:35am
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What made you think you cant? It's still a reg hdd
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What made you think you cant? It's still a reg hdd
Well it isn't a HDD biggrin.gif But it's still a regular storage drive which I know you meant, just wanted to point that out.
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Thanks for the confirmation biggrin.gif Would you believe a tech @ MicroCenter told me you could not do this? I was like wth.gif...I need to verify this. Shame on me for almost believing him but I had to make sure wink.gif
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Don't blame him though.
I was thinking about what would become of me if I became a tech support person myself.
I knew from my younger days that I always experimented with my OS's, even modded them and such and that was before the Internet came here so all I learned was from trials and errors and when I compare to the newer kids I lack a lot of knowledge on the new stuff but when it comes to stuff that feels like basic knowledge I have the edge.

V.sync is just such an example.
I wonder how much people would know if they didn't Wiki everything they hear.
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I have a question--do SSD's suffer from any performance hits if you are simultaneously trying to access data across different partitions on the same drive?
    
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It shouldn't since the SSD slowly degrades for each write, not read.
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