I've read some posts where people say that installing your OS on an SSD is a waste of expensive space. They say that what does it really matter if the boot time drops from one minute to 10 seconds - your computer only boots once per session until you shut it down - a better use for it would be for applications you want to run faster.
That is the reason I bought an SSD. I do a lot of video editing and the rendering process can sometimes run an i7 processor for several hours. When i was looking at the resource usage it seemed that the hard disk was also being maxed out and it appeared the hard drive might be a limiting factor. So I'd like to use the SSD for my video editing applications rather than the OS.
Would this be a problem? Everyone seems to be installing their OS on the SSD. I realize that there are some files like the registry files that would still be on the hard drive with the OS - I think - even if I made a new installation of the software on the SSD and deleted the old installation of the video editing software from the HD. Would the scenerio I set out work? What problems would I encounter? Thanks in advance for your help.
You need to realize that you are an exception to the rule so normal advice doesn't apply to you. Most people don't handle huge files daily as you do. If I were you I would buy a 512GB SSD and put OS & apps on it. Use an HDD for bulk storage as everyone else does.
I think that is a good idea - to have two ssd's but unfortunately my laptop which I use for remote stuff just has the hard drive and space for 1 added ssd. (I do have a desktop which I use at the home location) The SSD I purchased was a 250mb. How much space will the OS take and is there a way to pare down the size of the OS? Thanks in advance for your help.