Hey just a quick question concerning this combo. I want to have the speed a SSD offers to an operating system but Im a little limited in terms of budget. If i wanted to buy like a 60gb SSD with the OS installed on there and use a 1tb HDD as sort of a backup; can i play games that are installed to the HDD drive? Will this affect speed? I know that the read speed will then be limited by the HDD but will there be a further dramatic decrease in speed due to going through the SSD first?
Whenever you install a program/game you are almost always given a choice of where you want to install it to. Sometimes the software calls it "Custom install" or "Advanced install". You just change the directory from your C: drive to your D: drive.
I know that the read speed will then be limited by the HDD but will there be a further dramatic decrease in speed due to going through the SSD first?
That makes no sense at all. Either your game is loading from the SSD or it's loading from the hard drive. Nothing passes thru the SSD first. If it loads from the SSD, load times will be faster. Remember, this doesn't make games play better or all programs run better. It just decreases load times.
60gig is also kind of small, especially for win 7. I can easily fill 60 gig with just the OS and a few games.