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I'm installing a new Vertex3 today and will run my OS from it. I am wondering beside Windows7 x64, what other programs should I install onto the SSD? Do I have to run my antivirus (Norton) from the SSD? Also, How about Microsoft office? I use Microsoft Outlook for my e-mail and use Word, etc. very little. Can I install Office to an alternate HD?
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basically just install anything that you will use it regularly. like office/photoshop bla3x
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How large of an SSD? I've got a 160gb and it's way more than enough space to put all my programs on it. I just threw on some games that I play often as well for the fast loading.
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Where the antivirus runs from is much less important than where it is scanning. At least in terms of how fast it will scan. You will notice less of a hit to your system performance while scans are running though.

Installing office to another HD is fine, but you will lose out the niceties of quickly popping it open from the SSD. Outlook if you get a lot of mails would be nice for searching.

Basically any program that is disk read intensive will benefit from being put on the SSD, anything you want to load quickly as well. Anything else you can put on another drive and it won't really make a difference.

EDIT: I am using a 60gb OS drive, and except for accidentally installing Shogun 2 on to it, it's had plenty of space for every application I've ever wanted.
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It's a 120GB. I guess I will just install both Norton and office onto the SSD.
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