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SSD and standard HDD setup help

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Last response: in Storage
January 21, 2012 10:56:43 PM

Hi guys

Im looking to setup a small SSD with windows and a few games on it and use my old HDD for storage. I know how to set this up, but what I need to know is how to stop the main drive being filled with crap. I don't want anything but windows components and game files on it. How do I setup so that all temp files amd random internet crap is put straight to the storage disk?

Thanks in advance :) 

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a c 415 G Storage
January 21, 2012 11:33:45 PM

The temporary files folders are in your profile directory by default, so if you move that to the hard drive then that's where all of the Internet caching and history files will go.
January 22, 2012 12:06:20 AM

As simple as that?! thanks!

Also, Is there a way to set downloads to auto point at the second drive for each download rather than having to manually select the drive everytime I download something?
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a c 352 G Storage
January 22, 2012 4:26:00 PM

Don't forget to:
1) disable hibernation. save SSD space equal to ram size.
2) Set min/max size of page file to the same value (can use 1024 mb if you have 4 gigs ram). This saves about 3->4 gigs Space as Window use by default about 1.5 x Ram). This can also be moved to the HDD - slight performance hit, dependent on how aften the Page file is accessed.
3) Important for Small SSDs. Either disable restore points or limit the amount of diskspace they can take.

And follow sminlal's advice.