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 Post subject: SSDs; Configurations/Setups
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:34 pm 
Little Foot
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Allright. There's no doubt that i will be using an SSD in my beast system, when the day comes for me to put that thing together.

However, i'd like to ask these questions ahead of time.

Say you got an SSD, and installed it EXCLUSIVELY for the OS, is that possible? The OS on the SSD, while another drive handles all main data/files on your system?

I remember reading, some time ago, and someone had a problem in regards to his SSD setup. Data that was downloaded/installed onto the system; by DEFAULT, was being written to the SSD. Is there a way to bypass this, and/or set it so data is written to an alternate drive? Of course, assuming you've got the OS on SSD ideology, writing on alt. drive. If i remember, in that particular case, the alt. drive was a WD Velociraptor.

Anyhow. Is this setup a reality, and can the alternate drive be used for main writing operations?


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 Post subject: Re: SSDs; Configurations/Setups
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:04 am 
Smithfield
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Yes, you can have your SSD exclusively have the OS. In my setup, I also have all my primary applications installed on it as well. Games and other applications I leave off on another hard drive.

The problem you're describing though is that one of the system folders in Windows is the Users folder. This is where all of the user-specific program configurations and temp files get stored. And over time this can grow quite a bit, considering that also, most programs don't clear out what they left there. If you want to move the Users folder: http://lifehacker.com/5467758/move-the- ... -windows-7 (this works best if you just installed Windows).


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 Post subject: Re: SSDs; Configurations/Setups
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:05 am 
Clawhammer
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Prenihility wrote:
Say you got an SSD, and installed it EXCLUSIVELY for the OS, is that possible? The OS on the SSD, while another drive handles all main data/files on your system?

Yes, absolutely. But so we are using the same lexicon what do you mean or define as "main writing operations"? I'm not clear on what you seem to be so clear on. You can point any download anywhere, but the OS always reads and writes as it does its thing every millisecond your machine is on. Exactly what files do you want to keep off the SSD?


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