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Installing both SSD and HDD
12-08-2011, 12:51 AM,
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Installing both SSD and HDD
I'm going to install both SSD and HDDm, but before I start I wanted to know how to go about doing this. Where should I put each of them, and what do I do after?

Thanks in advance for the advice! ^^
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12-09-2011, 03:15 PM,
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RE: Installing both SSD and HDD
The HD should slide into a bay provided and the SSD will fit into a bay with an adapter if the case does provide a spot to mount it.

Follow the instructions from the case, motherboard and each of the drives and you'll be trouble free.

Install the OS on the SSD for the best boot speeds.
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12-10-2011, 10:29 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-10-2011, 10:31 AM by Slagathor.)
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RE: Installing both SSD and HDD
Enable AHCI mode in the BIOS. I never learned why, but it looks like that provides the best performance. Also, the two things I always look at when installing windows on an SSD with an HDD for storage: http://www.overclock.net/t/664738/how-to...timization and http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/windows-...weaks.html

The first link tells you how to move your "Users" folder to a different drive (if you're like me and have gigs upon gigs of random internet meme pictures that you don't need to access at ludicrous speeds) so you have more space for applications on the SSD. The second link just provides a few more tips as far as saving space goes.
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