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Hello guys.
Well I have one question about SDDs and HDDs...

I have been reading a few articles and threads about how fast the SDDs are. And everyone seems to agree. But since the space in SDDs are sooo small I'll add another HDDs for mass storage. My question is. Do I have to have installed the programs in the SDD for them to open/load faster, Or can I have them installed on the HDD and have OS on SDD and the programs will load fast..?

For example. If I installed my OS in the SDD and Have Photoshop installed on the HDD, Will PS load fast? Will it use the SDD speed to load?

Thanks
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Hello guys.
Well I have one question about SDDs and HDDs...

I have been reading a few articles and threads about how fast the SDDs are. And everyone seems to agree. But since the space in SDDs are sooo small I'll add another HDDs for mass storage. My question is. Do I have to have installed the programs in the SDD for them to open/load faster, Or can I have them installed on the HDD and have OS on SDD and the programs will load fast..?

For example. If I installed my OS in the SDD and Have Photoshop installed on the HDD, Will PS load fast? Will it use the SDD speed to load?

Thanks
If you install Photoshop (or any other program for that matter) on any storage device, it will load files off of that device. Therefore, loading Photoshop onto the hard drive would mean it would load as fast as the hard drive would allow it. It would need to be installed on the solid state drive for it to load as fast as the solid state drive would allow it.

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Yea thanks.

That's what I thought. But I wasn't sure...

Thanks!
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Only programs you have installed on the SSD will benefit from the speed increase. This is why I usually recommend at least a 150GB SSD to leave enough room for all the apps and games you want to install....
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On pre z68 and p/h67 systems only programs installed on the SSD loads faster.
With the SSD caching on the newer boards however, it uses the SSD as a temporary RAM-like storage to remember your frequently used programs to help it load faster even if it's in the HDD.
    
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Guys, this thread is old. It was bumped, but that reply has since been deleted because the guy was trying to hijack this thread.
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I use my 128gb SSD for my OS & a few progz I use frequently. I have Adobe CS5 Master Collection installed on my SSD cause progz from it load relatively slow compared the HDD. AutoCAD is another that loads noticably quicker from the SSD.

Most of my Moviez, TV Showz, Tunez & Gamez are on the HDD's cause of the current cost of space per Gb/Tb. I have a couple of gamez I play alot on the SSD, the rest of the stuff I just run from the HDD's.

My experience is that the OS loads much, much quicker on the SSD and is actually worth the cost difference. The rest of the stuff I can wait a few more secs on.
    
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