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January 1, 2014 5:21:37 AM

hey everyone i am currently using an Agility 2 OCZ sata II 3.5" 120GB solid state drive, i would like to get a 1TB drive so i have more space for games etc but i dont really understand the difference between a sata and a solid state, ones kind of like a flashdrive from what i can gather and im impressed with how fast mine is, so what is my best option for adding more space? i had heard once that you can install windows on the solid state drive to keep it booting quickly and install all your games/other files on the 1TB drive and have them work together.

so i guess my questions are:

Do i need to buy a 1TB Solid state drive or can i have one of each?
Can i install windows 7 on the solid state and everything else on the other one? or is that even a good idea?
and if i reformatted/reinstalled to start completely fresh do i have to install windows on both drives? or does one automatically put it on the other?
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January 1, 2014 5:25:30 AM

1. What drivers are in the system now?
2. What drive is the OS currently on?
3. The OS goes on only one drive. Other drives are just another drive letter. D, E, F, etc.
4. You can have the OS on one drive, and applications and files wherever you choose.
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January 1, 2014 6:59:54 AM

USAFRet said:
1. What drivers are in the system now?
2. What drive is the OS currently on?
3. The OS goes on only one drive. Other drives are just another drive letter. D, E, F, etc.
4. You can have the OS on one drive, and applications and files wherever you choose.


im not sure what drivers you are referring to, my OS (windows 7) is currently on my 120GB solid state drive C

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a c 864 G Storage
January 1, 2014 7:05:50 AM

vekonis said:
USAFRet said:
1. What drivers are in the system now?
2. What drive is the OS currently on?
3. The OS goes on only one drive. Other drives are just another drive letter. D, E, F, etc.
4. You can have the OS on one drive, and applications and files wherever you choose.


im not sure what drivers you are referring to, my OS (windows 7) is currently on my 120GB solid state drive C



Sorry...I meant drives, not drivers.

OK, so the OS is on the 120GB SSD.
You can install however many drives will fit and you have SATA ports for.

SATA is the connection type. SSD is the drive type. An SSD connects to a SATA port.

Just add 1 or 2 HDD's, in whatever size you want. Applications and games can be installed wherever you choose.

If you need further clarification, see this tutorial, or ask:
http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirect...
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