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OS is on 120GB SSD, but want my program files and data on my 1TB HDD

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June 21, 2014 3:27:07 PM

I have a SSD which is where my OS is downloaded, but I want to use my HDD as a home for all my data because I don't have the space on the SSD to use it as a main drive. So because of this I want to use the HDD as a data storage device and use the SSD to boot up my system for the increased boot speed. Is this possible / if it is, are there any long term issues to the system?

More about : 120gb ssd program files data 1tb hdd

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June 21, 2014 3:32:22 PM

OS and most/all applications on the SSD
Data (music, docs, movies, etc) elsewhere.

See these:
Win 7 & 8: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirect...
Win 8.1: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2024314/windows-redi...
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June 21, 2014 4:26:04 PM

Can this be done with Program Files and Program Files (x86)?

Win 8.1 btw
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a c 935 G Storage
June 21, 2014 4:31:52 PM

For applications, when you install them choose where that particular application should install to.

There are methods of completely redirecting Program Files and Program Files (x86), but I do not recommend them.
Just tell the particular application where to install itself.
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