Tranfering games and listening to music from a hdd storrage drive with ssd main Tags: Hard Drives SSD Games Storage Last response: September 3, 2012 6:31 AM in Storage Share chucklebone September 3, 2012 5:55:31 AM Long time reader, first time poster here so bare with me. As the title implies I'm going to be building a new computer soon and want to use my old hdd for storage. The OS and primary games I play will be on the ssd. This will be my first experience using a ssd as my main drive and a hdd for storage so in my ignorance I have a few concerns. So my main questions are: 1) Can I use the hdd to store my music files on and have WMP play the files? 2) Are there any other programs that I should use instead-of or-in-conjunction-with steammover as not all my games are Steam games? Once my new rig is up and running I'll install the hdd after my OS is running on the ssd and format the hdd so it's bare and then use it as storage. Everything I'll be running will be fresh installs. As much info you can give on any of these issues is much appreciated. Thanks in advance. More about : tranfering games listening music hdd storrage drive ssd main Dr_JRE a b G Storage September 3, 2012 6:31:00 AM You can and should use the second hard drive for long term storage of files that don't require the speed of an SSD. Remember: after you fill a drive beyond 50% performance will start dropping. You can use the windows File settings and transfer wizard after installing Windows on the new drive. You will likely have to re-install you programs. You can modify the registry settings to have the program files directory point to the second hard drive by default. when you want to install to the SSD, you can manually specify C: during the install. Registry changes: 1) Type “regedit” in the windows start menu search box and hit enter to continue. 2) Navigate to the following registry key in the Registry Editor: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion 3) Locate the value named “ProgramFilesDir” and change the default value “C:\Program Files” to your new directory path. (Such as D:\Program Files\) 4) Close the registry editor and reboot your system to apply the change. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew to SSD's; want SSD as SECOND drive for games on Windows 7 with HDD as main drive Forum SolvedUsing SSD as boot drive/storage for a few games and HDD as main storage? Forum Solved120gb SSD as main drive with 1TB HDD as secondary drive or vice versa? Forum SolvedHow can I use my SSD for windows 7 and other applications, while using my HDD for games, photos, music Forum SSD as boot drive, HDD as main storage Forum SSD has windows on it but I want my HDD as my main drive Forum SolvedSSD boot drive and HDD programs and games? Forum My Dilema: SSD as main drive or SSD/HDD combo in a MBP Forum SolvedGaming PC: Better SSD or HDD drive? Forum Possible to tranfer OS, and games from a HDD to a SSD Forum Ssd vs Hard drive for Gaming (mainly battlefield 4, black flag, and skyrim Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !