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questions about having 2 drives?
09-19-2013, 05:41 PM,
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questions about having 2 drives?
So this is my first computer that will have 2 hard drives. A 120g ssd and a 1tb hdd.
I want to install my os on the ssd and hopefully save everything to the hdd.

I'm reading that since my os will be on the ssd some things will just automatically save there. Is there a way to have everything save to the hdd unless I specifically tell it to save to the ssd?
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09-20-2013, 02:25 AM,
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RE: questions about having 2 drives?
120 gb will be more than adequate for OS if you are installing games and other big software's on HDD.
I use a 50gb partition for os and after installing all software's in the same partition there is ~10 gb free space.
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09-20-2013, 08:38 AM,
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RE: questions about having 2 drives?
look at the top of this forum, mhwals did a brief tutorial on how to do it.
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09-22-2013, 01:10 PM,
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RE: questions about having 2 drives?
The moving my documents sticky?
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09-22-2013, 04:15 PM,
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RE: questions about having 2 drives?
If you want programs to go on the hard drive, do custom installs and tell them to install on the hard drive. The sticky I wrote is for saving all your documents to another location or drive, so they save there by default.
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09-22-2013, 04:57 PM,
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RE: questions about having 2 drives?
What about things like for example, I need to download java, it doesn't give me a choice of where to save it, will doing that sticky automatically redirect it to the hdd? Right now it defaults to Steve c:/documents so if I do the sticky and make a z:/documents, (C is ssd, Z is hdd) it will send it right to the hdd?

Thanks so much, been messing with the software since this morning on and off, not really my forte.
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09-22-2013, 07:28 PM,
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questions about having 2 drives?
If you setup default folder locations as in my sticky, downloads will go to the location of the folder. Anything going to c:\documents then goes to z:\documents. Same goes with the video, downloads, music, etc... folders.
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09-23-2013, 12:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-23-2013, 12:26 PM by Rapajez.)
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RE: questions about having 2 drives?
Honestly, with 120 GB, I would only worry about moving your documents, music, videos, and pictures to the HDD. That and any other large files you need to store.

You WANT your applications and games ON the SSD, to advantage of all that extra speed. It all depends on what you use your machine for of course. But your most used applications and games should go on the SSD. Games will launch instantly and loading times will be cut in half (usually more). Adobe products won't spin for 2 minutes after you double click the the icon.

Granted, if you have 200 games, you'll want to keep some on the HDD. Just use keep the ones you play the most (or take the longest to load) on the SSD. Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about a 20MB Java Install. Just follow the aforementioned guide to move your files, and install the rest to the SSD.
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