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HELP PLEASE ssd writing instead of hdd

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August 18, 2012 4:23:55 AM

ok so I a noobie and just made my first build.

sooooooo i want to have my os and main games on my ssd

but i want other videos and games on my hard drive.


s000000000000 I was told to go into computer managment but still cant figure it out :c

thanks

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August 18, 2012 5:20:00 AM

If you've installed windows on to your SSD you're done. All you need to do is select the HDD for games you want to install on it.

When installing a game you want on your HDD just change the path to "D:\WhateverFolderNameYouWant" instead of "C:\Program Files\FolderName".

There isn't any special settings you need to make to windows.
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August 18, 2012 4:01:38 PM

when im pn steam it doesnt give me that option
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August 18, 2012 4:19:38 PM

wont let me turn the hdd into a (d:) 

but i changed it from b to e
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a c 353 G Storage
August 18, 2012 5:17:24 PM

On Drive letters. Your DVD/CD drive is probably D:

What I do is set the DVD/cd Drive to C + a few letters. to keep it out of the way (ie G:) .
Then you can set your HDD to D:.
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August 18, 2012 5:22:51 PM

RetiredChief said:
On Drive letters. Your DVD/CD drive is probably D:

What I do is set the DVD/cd Drive to C + a few letters. to keep it out of the way (ie G:) .
Then you can set your HDD to D:.


It's not a big deal if the CD/DVD drive is D and the HDD is E. Just change my example from D to E, so "E:\WhateverFolderNameYouWant" when installing a game on to the HDD. For example I have my steam as "D:\Steam" but it coud just as easily be "E:\Steam"
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a c 353 G Storage
August 18, 2012 5:45:39 PM

^, Correct, Not a big deal and does not effect functionality.
Myself I do it from strickly an organization reason.
A & B = "floppies"
C-> whatever. I normally have two SSDs ( C & D) then two HDDs normally E-> G, and a BD-RE ( H:)  and DVD Drive (I). Small System partitions I throw them Up to M: and above.
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August 19, 2012 12:20:56 AM

ok so my ssd had a 100mb of reserve so i caned that.

also does it matter if i have a 90* or strait sata cord on my ssd?

and by changing my hdd to active change anythung??
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a c 353 G Storage
August 19, 2012 2:51:09 AM

On straight vs Rt angle sata cable - which ever fits the best.
"ok so my ssd had a 100mb of reserve so i caned that. " and WHY.,
Your SSD should have two partitions on it 1) a small 100mb System partition and 2) a partition that is the OS + programs (Your C Drive.)



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a c 353 G Storage
August 19, 2012 4:39:42 PM

Yes, if you deleted the TINY 100 mb system partition on the SSD - WHY, as it should be there.
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August 27, 2012 12:57:29 AM

i did not delete the 100mb part of the ssd.
it has 78mb writen in the 100mb part of the ssd.

i believe i did not format it

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August 29, 2012 4:21:07 AM

Best answer selected by awesomedude911.
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