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February 25, 2010 7:29:46 AM

I have purchased the parts required to build the high end computer (from tecmo34 list of builds by use). I have just begun to put this all togeather.
I also purchased Windows 7 to be used as the operating system. I know this question is going to sound terribly newbish, but there is a 1Tb hard drive and a 80Gb solid state drive in the build. I am thinking that the Windows operating system goes on the 80Gb drive, but I would appreciate if someone could please advise me if that is correct. I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this question.

These are the components that I am referring to in the build;
1 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Full - Retail
Item #: N82E16832116717
1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136284
1 Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail
Item #: N82E16820167023
1 ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5" to 3.5" SSD & SATA Hard Drive Converter - Black - Retail

Thank you in advance

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a c 143 B Homebuilt system
February 25, 2010 7:46:41 AM

Programs that you install will default to the drive windows is on , and they will use most of the space on the 80 gig drive .

You should be able to move the documents folder and all its subfolders to the larger disk drive so no data is stored on the SSD .
February 25, 2010 5:03:26 PM

your right the SSD is for the window's boot drive and maybe a couple core programs. and the HDD is for storage and running non-core programs like games and what not.
when you install programs, do a custom installation and it should let you decide where to install your programs.
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February 25, 2010 7:18:51 PM

Thank you both so much, I am trying to be as prepared before-hand as I can be, I would hate to get it all running (fingers crossed) and find out I have installed the OS on the wrong Drive.
Thanks to you both :wahoo: 
a b B Homebuilt system
February 25, 2010 8:09:32 PM

Nonsense, the SSD is for nothing but porn.

a b B Homebuilt system
February 26, 2010 1:04:30 AM

LOL nice one capt_taco.

Though I would probably install a game occasionally on the SSD just for the superfast load times.
February 28, 2010 6:03:36 AM

Best answer selected by fumiko.
February 23, 2012 1:28:35 AM

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