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SSD + regular HD
02-03-2012, 11:41 AM,
#11
RE: SSD + regular HD
(02-03-2012, 10:58 AM)Phyrre56 Wrote: Mathieu, I'm curious if there's a hard drive you would recommend that would ONLY be used as a backup. I imagine speed would not be terribly important, and it would never need to be larger than the SSD it was protecting. Is it worth trying to save money that way instead of getting a top of the line 7200rpm drive?

If you look at "The Best SSDs and HDDs For Your Money" article, I do recommend "Green" hard drives that offer performance that's a notch lower than 7,200rpm hard drives, but also do offer larger capacities at a lower price, with 1.5TB at $102, 2TB at $130 and 2.5TB at $157: http://www.hardware-revolution.com/best-...uary-2012/
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02-03-2012, 03:10 PM,
#12
RE: SSD + regular HD
I am in the middle of building my new computer right now. I have a SSD for Windows and a HDD for everything else. So how do I do what the OP asked inn his question? And whats a Junction?
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02-03-2012, 03:45 PM,
#13
RE: SSD + regular HD
"When you go to install windows, only leave the SSD plugged in. You will install windows on the SSD and that will be your C drive. Then plug in the HDD. When you go to install other programs you will need to manually switch the location to the letter drive of the HDD. "

As for the junction, you'll have to wait for ichigeki's reply.
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02-03-2012, 06:24 PM,
#14
RE: SSD + regular HD
So if my SDD is Drive C and the HDD is Drive D....when saving games, Word documents and etc; am I going to have to tell the computer to save them to the D Drive everytime? I can do this but my wife will not which will quickly fill up the C Drive.
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02-03-2012, 07:24 PM,
#15
RE: SSD + regular HD
Yea I've thought about this issue if I built a PC for my parents and gave them an SSD, they definitely wouldn't remember to switch drives and fill up the SSD super quick. I know mine eventually "learned" that I wanted to save stuff to the HDD so it eventually defaulted the save options there. I don't know if there is a manual way to set this up, I guess ichigeki has the answer with the power of "junction".
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