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May 28, 2013 3:12:23 PM

I've never had experience with an SSD and im recently ordered a laptop that had an SSD and its only 32gb, so i was wondering if i could boot my OS from the SSD but have everything from games to documents on the standard mechanical hard drive. Also as I'm not sure if the laptops already setup with the SSD as the boot drive i would like to know if its possible boot from the ssd without re-installing windows if its already installed on the mechanical drive. I would also like it if the ssd had minimal amounts of files on it

-In case you wanted to know which laptop it was:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

**at the time of purchase (Memorial day) The price was down to $550 USD w/ the 1 year warranty and it looked like an excellent deal

**Please don't mention its refurbished because i am aware of it!

If none of what i stated above is possible for the long term, if you could suggest what to use the drive for, that would be great!
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a c 525 $ Windows 7
May 28, 2013 3:24:27 PM

32gb is pretty much too small for the OS boot drive (if you're using any recent Windows version).

Possibly it was set up as a cache for the main drive?
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May 28, 2013 3:26:10 PM

You should be good.
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a c 260 D Laptop
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May 28, 2013 3:30:06 PM

anonymous1 said:
You should be good.


It can work, but he'll be continuously trying to manage the drive free space. Remember, you never want to run an SSD at near capacity. Maybe 75% max. So that leaves ~24GB for Windows and AppData and whatever else.

It can be done, but it'll be very, very tight.
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May 28, 2013 3:39:43 PM

USAFRet said:
32gb is pretty much too small for the OS boot drive (if you're using any recent Windows version).

Possibly it was set up as a cache for the main drive?



What can a Chache drive do for me in terms of speed, wether it be booting up, or launching applications, i dont want to waste my time managing space :/ 
The chache drive seems to be my only option unless there are other things i could use it for
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