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August 11, 2013 6:07:49 PM

I recently bought a Samsung 840 SSD, which came with a USB to SATA cable and a CD. I already have a hard drive in my current build. Will I be able to put just windows and a few programs on the SSD, and leave the rest on my hard drive?

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August 11, 2013 6:16:38 PM

You can carve up your storage any way you would like. If you have not started building and installing it's much easier. Let's say for instance you are installing windows and 5 other programs. When you do an install of any program you are prompted for a install directory. Just decide where you want the programs and install at will. I use my SSD for the OS-windows, and other programs that benefit from the speed, such as Adobe creative suite (graphics). This allows for future patches and programs to be installed on the SSD without using up all available free space. Other programs go on one of my hard drives, such as MS Office, games, TurboCAD, itunes.
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August 11, 2013 6:24:09 PM

t53186 said:
You can carve up your storage any way you would like. If you have not started building and installing it's much easier. Let's say for instance you are installing windows and 5 other programs. When you do an install of any program you are prompted for a install directory. Just decide where you want the programs and install at will. I use my SSD for the OS-windows, and other programs that benefit from the speed, such as Adobe creative suite (graphics). This allows for future patches and programs to be installed on the SSD without using up all available free space. Other programs go on one of my hard drives, such as MS Office, games, TurboCAD, itunes.


The only problem is that i have already installed many programs on my hard drive. Any other recommendations?
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August 11, 2013 6:32:28 PM

What kind of hdd you already have in the system?

Using the usb connection for a portable ssd device would mean you've spent the money for just that. An external hdd or thumb drive would have been cheaper for this kind of thing + reduced ssd speeds via usb.

As for transferring programs between hdds is not doable. The operating system will need to be reinstalled along with programs and apps that install to the registry.
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