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Need Help with SSD Boot Drive & HDD Storage Drive

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Last response: in Storage
August 26, 2012 2:10:49 AM

Hello everyone,

I've finished assembling my PC, configured the BIOS, installed Windows 7 on my 64GB Crucial M4 SSD, updated the drivers etc. Next on my list is to transfer my files from my old PC to my new one. In addition to the SSD, I also have a WD 1TB Caviar Black in my build. Although I have a slight problem. Like the title suggests, I only plan on using the SSD for the OS and programs that I frequently use. As for my other files (music, pictures, videos, games, etc.) will have to go in my HDD. But, my hard drive doesn't have directory folders where I can sort and organize my files. Yes, I know I can just make folders of my own and load all my files in. But is that the correct way? So my questions are, will future programs, that I install in the HDD, be able to work? Because I know some need to access files in the OS drive. Also, if there's another method, rather than creating your own random folders.

Thanks.

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August 26, 2012 2:24:02 AM

Installing programs usually creates the folders, you can make them yourself as well. Here is a guide with info and tweaks for your SSD http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-arti...
It is explained in there how to get the documents folder over to the storage drive and as well how to change default install drive.
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