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Question About What to Install on SSD

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January 8, 2013 12:56:51 AM

So I have just built my PC and I have installed Windows on the SSD and thats all so far.

What do I install on the HDD and SSD

Do I install the all the drivers on my Hard Drive, Updates, games etc

and

Install Most used programs, Slow loading games, etc on the SSD?

Also is it a good idea to put Motherboard drivers on a USB then from the website on my new pc?


Thanks!

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a b G Storage
January 8, 2013 1:18:39 AM

Normally, with 120G of SSD, you want windows and a few of the games you are running now. Try to keep the memory useage of the SSD below 80%.
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January 8, 2013 1:24:25 AM

babernet_1 said:
Normally, with 120G of SSD, you want windows and a few of the games you are running now. Try to keep the memory useage of the SSD below 80%.

So download drivers and that sort of thing on the Hard Drive not the SSD?

And are you able to choose what Storage Device that ______ downloads on? Or do you have to set a default location for it to download to?
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January 8, 2013 1:35:51 AM

don't keep any major files on your SSD... use the SSD for installing games and other commonly used application... download your drivers to the HDD but you will have no choice but to install them to your windows folder which is on the SSD... so...

SSD:
Windows
Office
Games
Important Applications
-leave space for system-

HDD:
not commonly used games or applications
large files
files you don't intend to use on a daily basis
backups

hope this helps

PS same thing with Windows updates... they automatically download/install where Windows is installed (which is on your SSD)... so for updates and drivers you don't have a choice but to install them on the SSD, it's a part of Windows...
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a b G Storage
January 8, 2013 10:50:02 AM

It's quite manageable as eba_devil indicated above:

You could even partition the SSD and dedicate ~28GB to the OS which makes imaging it to external media easier.

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