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If I put my OS and programs on my SSD what do I use my HDD for?

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July 8, 2014 11:26:25 AM

So this is my first real custom build **NOOB ALERT**, and I am ignorant in the SSD HDD relations area all information is encouraged.

I know that it's good to put my OS and most used programs on my SSD, but I am not sure what would benefit the most. So what should I put/use on my HDD?

Just for an idea of what I will install:

Windows 8.1
MS Office
Google Chrome
Norton Anti-Virus
Skype
PTC MathCAD
AutoCAD
ProE (or alike)
TeamSpeak
LoL
Steam and a few games


Also, I am thinking about partitioning my SSD for a boot drive and for SSD caching, any advise on this?

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If I only had a few programs and my OS and programs fit on my SSD would there be any use for my HDD?

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*Looking for specifics and/or general information and explinations

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a c 80 G Storage
July 8, 2014 11:33:48 AM

Data, Pictures, Movies, save games.
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a c 753 G Storage
July 8, 2014 11:37:42 AM

No to the caching.

On the SSD - OS and all your applications. Then add whatever games will fit
On the HDD - downloads/docs/movies/other games.

See these for how to redirect where things go:
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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a c 753 G Storage
July 8, 2014 11:43:51 AM

Loaph said:
USAFRet said:
No to the caching.

On the SSD - OS and all your applications. Then add whatever games will fit
On the HDD - downloads/docs/movies/other games.

See these for how to redirect where things go:
Win 7 & 8: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirect...
Win 8.1: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2024314/windows-redi...


Can you explain why for the caching?


It's not needed, and just an extra complication. Stuff on the SSD is already fast, and stuff on the HDD doesn't need it. You're throwing away expensive SSD space for nothing.
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