I have a mechanical hard drive and was thinking about buying a 64GB SSD. I don't have that much experience with storage, so my question is: Could I install my OS to my SSD and run my old mechanical hard drive as my primary C drive? Would that benefit in anyway? Is there any alternative ways to do this?
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The best way is to fresh install OS on SSD. I had my OS on my HDD, then I bought a SSD. So, to avoid the hassle, I installed OS on SSD. No problems. All my videos, files..etc goes on the HDD. Also, I save programs to HDD.
So, yes OS on SSD, and HDDs for everything else.
Side note, SSDs are becoming really cheap. Buy a 120/128gb SSD for ~$100.
If you have a new model motherboard then you could use the SSD of 64 gb as a cache with the Intel Smart Response technology and leave your hard drive as it is as the C drive. But you have to have a motherboard that supports this otherwise you will load the OS onto the SSD and it becomes the C drive and your old hard drive becomes the secondary storage drive.
A 64 gb SSD is a small drive to use as the OS drive and it will fill up quick without serious space management so you should look for a good sale or rebate and pick up a 128 gb SSD or bigger if you can aford it.