Okay so heres the run down I am getting a custom pc and I am planning on getting a 1TB hard drive and a 180GB Intel 520 series SATA 6GB/s upto 550MB/sR / 520MB/sW
I am new to the whole SSD hard drive addition
And so I was wondering how does an SSD work? and how do I use it?
Do I just have it say as the C/ drive and the 1TB as the D/, then install my more demanding games and OS to the SSD driver which will be the C/ drive and then save everything else and install everything else to the 1TB D/ drive? I am so confused so help is really needed?
There is also an option for am SSD CACHE DRIVE which is 20GB intel SSD 313 Series SLC Cache Drive for system / 1st HDD what is that is that? is that worth getting or is it nothing important?
Custom build specs
i7-3770/i5- 3570 (not sure which ill get)
Asus P8Z77 6GB/s ATI crossfireX
16GB Hypergenesis 2133mhz
4gb Nvidia Geforce GTX 690
I suggest as large an SSD that you can afford, because at some point you will come close to filling the space. A 240GB would be my minimum desktop C drive. That allows all windows updates, important software (if any), and at least a couple games.
As the others said, install your OS on the SSD. You will still have enough space left for OS expansion and a reasonable number of apps and games....install on the SSD only those that you use frequently (and will benefit the most). Try to keep any large data banks that certain apps use off the SSD (e.g. propellerhead reason sound libraries....if this is your thing).
You'll notice a big improvement adding an SSD to your system.