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November 7, 2012 8:06:29 AM

Hello guys. I have a 64gb crucial m4 ssd as my boot drive. I also have a 1tb seagate barracuda as my storage and games drive.
The SSD is drive C and the HDD is drive D.

I originally intended to have ONLY windows and windows ONLY installed in my SSD since it is 64gb. All the other crap would go into the 1tb. Drivers and *** and whatever.

But I have noticed that games like minecraft goes into appdata which is in drive C. So, Now, I want to prevent anything more entering my SSD. Is there a way to make it "read only"?

If there is no way, I can allow things like drivers to enter. But I cannot tolerate things like battlelog plugins and itunes and minecraft being inside my SSD. Anyone got an idea of how to transfer all my installations into my HDD?

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November 7, 2012 8:35:57 AM

Oh and one more thing, when installing software, they ask for where to install, I choose the 1tb HDD, But for some reason, programms like itunes and some stuff gets saved inside the SSD. It is in "program data" and "users" In the SSD. Stuff like itunes where they store their installer cache and stuff. Can i just shift all these to the 1tb?
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November 7, 2012 11:10:54 AM

Yes ,you can set it read only,please use windows command: diskpart att vol set readonly,search diskpart: att vol set readonly on google
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November 7, 2012 11:16:42 AM

haska said:
Yes ,you can set it read only,please use windows command: diskpart att vol set readonly,search diskpart: att vol set readonly on google


But, if i do that, will i still be able to install my drivers and stuff? And will my 60gb ssd be enough for windows 7? I do my installations on the HDD. But sometimes, tiny bits of programs and minecraft get in it. But will it be enough?
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November 8, 2012 10:55:01 AM

I wouldn't lock the OS drive. How will it be able to update it's logs or registry if it can't write to the device?

You might be able to use a junction or symlink to redirect the appdata folder to another drive.
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