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Questions on SSD Storage and accessing programs from your HDD from your ssd?

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July 29, 2013 9:57:02 AM

I bought a Kingston Hyperx 120gb SSD and I'm going to do a clean install of Win 7. How much programs should I put on the ssd? The main programs I use is Chrome, Minecraft, Steam, Skype, Spotify, Sony Vegas, and Paint.net. Is the too much? Can I install more? Also do I need to install drivers such as Graphics card driver, Virus protection, printer drivers, or will I still be able to access them from my Hard drive.

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July 29, 2013 10:03:47 AM

All those applications, with the possible exception of your Steam games, will fit no problem.

And yes, reinstall the drivers, etc.
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July 29, 2013 10:11:09 AM

Put all you want on the ssd.
Do not bother trying to micromanage with "tweaks".
The key thing to know is that a ssd will slow down and lose longevity as it nears full.
I might do something once you reach 80% or so of capacity (which will be about 110gb)
If you reach 90% windows will show your capacity in red in my computer.
Set the sata mode to AHCI in the bios to enable trim support.
You will need to reinstall drivers and programs since the registry will be moved.
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July 29, 2013 7:24:14 PM

USAFRet said:
All those applications, with the possible exception of your Steam games, will fit no problem.

And yes, reinstall the drivers, etc.


Would I have some extra space for some additional programs? I dont want to feel squished with almost all my ssd full up
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July 29, 2013 7:27:18 PM

bhawks1831 said:

Would I have some extra space for some additional programs? I dont want to feel squished with almost all my ssd full up


Yes.
Install the OS. Start adding applications. If you get to around 80GB, slow down and think about installing elsewhere.
But applications don't take up as much space as people think.
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