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So I just purchased a brand new SSD from Newegg yesterday and had a quick question.

If I use the SSD for windows 7 OS boot ONLY and possibly some other important files and use my old HDD for everything else (games, music, downloads, pictures, etc) will the speed remain?


Isn't it pulling the files off of the slow HDD thus limiting the speed? Wouldn't I only get the SSD speeds if whatever I'm reading/writing is on the SSD?

Can someone try to break it down for me?
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  1. ak120691 said:
    So I just purchased a brand new SSD from Newegg yesterday and had a quick question.

    If I use the SSD for windows 7 OS boot ONLY and possibly some other important files and use my old HDD for everything else (games, music, downloads, pictures, etc) will the speed remain?


    Isn't it pulling the files off of the slow HDD thus limiting the speed? Wouldn't I only get the SSD speeds if whatever I'm reading/writing is on the SSD?

    Can someone try to break it down for me?


    yes it will load slower running from a HDD, but keep the games you use most. e.g. battlefield 4 on your SSD and keep the rest of your games on HDD, you wont really notice a difference. you only notice it when loading maps
  2. Yeah stuff will only load faster if it's on the ssd. The thing most people care about is boot speed so you definitely want your OS on it. I put a few games I play often on my ssd and all the rest on my hdd because I don't really care if they take longer to load.
  3. Ah I see. I purchased a 250 GB so I should have some nice breathing room.

    One last question, should I keep applications (Microsoft Office, Chrome, etc) on the SSD for faster loads and then keep files (documents, pictures, music, etc) on the HDD strictly for storage purposes?


    If I load Microsoft Word off the SSD and open a file from the HDD it still retains it's speed right? Or is the speed minimal when it comes to small things like this.
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    ak120691 said:
    Ah I see. I purchased a 250 GB so I should have some nice breathing room.

    One last question, should I keep applications (Microsoft Office, Chrome, etc) on the SSD for faster loads and then keep files (documents, pictures, music, etc) on the HDD strictly for storage purposes?


    If I load Microsoft Word off the SSD and open a file from the HDD it still retains it's speed right? Or is the speed minimal when it comes to small things like this.


    load office and other applications on the ssd, documents should be fine on it aswell, picture and video, keep on the HDD
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