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Help with setting up dual boot with 1 ssd and 2-3TB hdd's

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January 25, 2014 1:17:55 AM

Hi,
I am rebuilding my PC (new motherboard, CPU and memory) and could use some guidance in setting up a dual boot PC with 1 SSD and 2-3TB HDD's. I will have Win 8 or 8.1 for both boots. I use one for everyday tasks and one I like to keep "clean" for only music creation applications. I know I can't or shouldn't partition the SSD so I'm not sure how to proceed. I now have a triple boot system with 3 HDD's but only really need 2. I can backup everything onto a 6TB NAS so I can reformat and partition as needed. I haven't purchased the SSD yet so any suggestions would be appreciated. TIA for any help.
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January 25, 2014 2:39:49 PM

You certainly can partition your SSD.
save 10-20% of your ssd aside (overprovisioning) and then create two partitions in the remainder; install away since you already seem to know what to do from there.

For the SSD, Samsung Evo's are hard to beat for the performance they offer at the price.
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August 6, 2014 6:46:59 PM

popatim said:
You certainly can partition your SSD.
save 10-20% of your ssd aside (overprovisioning) and then create two partitions in the remainder; install away since you already seem to know what to do from there.

For the SSD, Samsung Evo's are hard to beat for the performance they offer at the price.


Thanks for your reply, I did get the Samsung Evo. I partitioned it in two 233GB partitions and am now dual booting Windows 8.1 and 7 very nicely. A question. does the space for overprovisioning have to be unallocated unpartitioned space or can it be formatted unused space?
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