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[HELP] SSD Questions. Noob is Confused..

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June 12, 2013 3:49:24 PM

I just bought and installed the 120 GB Samsung 840 SSD. I installed windows 7 on the SSD. I also have a NEW 2TB HD, and also an OLD 1TB HD.

I want to transfer games and applications to the SSD. I also want windows on the SSD so when I start up the computer it only takes a few seconds to load up.

My problem is that I want to conserve space. I dont want all those windows temporary files and backups stored on my SSD.

How do I manage to pull this off? I already have over half the space used up with just Windows and 1 game.

Am I doing something wrong here?

For example, the Downloads, My documents, and My libraries folders are all linked to my SSD. I want the stuff I download through google chrome to automatically go to my 2TB HD, not my SSD.







June 12, 2013 4:09:52 PM

one practical way to save space is to move the home folder (desktop, downloads etc) to the hard drive (usually D: or E: ). open home directory, right click on each folder -> location tab -> move to another drive (for example change C:/users/<username>/downloads to D:/users/<username>/downloads)
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June 12, 2013 4:17:30 PM

doron said:
one practical way to save space is to move the home folder (desktop, downloads etc) to the hard drive (usually D: or E: ). open home directory, right click on each folder -> location tab -> move to another drive (for example change C:/users/<username>/downloads to D:/users/<username>/downloads)


Okay great, that makes sense. Are there any other ways?
My SSD drive has a program files folder. Can I just cut and paste that whole folder to the other HD and will things still run normally?

Im a little confused on the whole having several HD part. Im not sure which folders need to stay with which folders. If I move Program Files (x86) and PerfLogs from the SSD where windows is installed, and paste it to the HD, how will that affect my computer?
June 12, 2013 4:43:41 PM

nop :)  just try not to install software there because that's the default location for most
June 12, 2013 4:59:36 PM

Callyvin47 said:
doron said:
one practical way to save space is to move the home folder (desktop, downloads etc) to the hard drive (usually D: or E: ). open home directory, right click on each folder -> location tab -> move to another drive (for example change C:/users/<username>/downloads to D:/users/<username>/downloads)


Okay great, that makes sense. Are there any other ways?
My SSD drive has a program files folder. Can I just cut and paste that whole folder to the other HD and will things still run normally?

Im a little confused on the whole having several HD part. Im not sure which folders need to stay with which folders. If I move Program Files (x86) and PerfLogs from the SSD where windows is installed, and paste it to the HD, how will that affect my computer?


Don't do that.

Easy way:
Create a new folder on the other drive...the HDD. Call it Applications.
Whenever you want to install something new, choose Custom or Advanced. Choose that top level folder as the place to install it.
Some minimal stuff will be installed on the SSD, but there is no way around that.

Also, change the default download location for your browser(s) to somewhere on the HDD. Create another folder there called MyDownlodedStuff. Change the default to that.
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