I'm planning on getting an 120GB SSD (either Intel 330 or Crucial M4). I was thinking of only installing my games on the SSD as I just want faster load times between maps. I'm quite satisfied with how fast Windows load up.
My question is if by not installing Windows on the SSD, would it effect how fast my games load?
I would install Windows on the SSD to get the full benefit of the speed of the SSD , I don't think you'll get the speed increase for the loading of the maps because internet exporer or the browser that you use is in Windows on the hard drive.
The best way is to notice when you download or install what the destination drive is and change the drive letter. Then make sure that a shorycut is made for the game or program so that Windows will go right to it. The only game that I've found that can't be changed is Steam. I use a 256 gb SSD for the OS drive so that it doesn't matter where things get installrd an when I want to put something on the other drives I either change the destination or move it later. You can easily make a pictures , videos and music folder on a second drive to keep those there and those files take up a lot if space especialy if you have a lot of them.