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How to move windows boot and programs to separate drives?

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April 19, 2013 2:29:53 PM

So I have "completed" my first build and no I am looking to upgrade the storage (didn't have the funds at the time to go ssd [just recycled a couple hdds from an old computer and an external hdd] and now I want to make the jump...
My question however isn't about which drive to buy but how to split up my files... At the moment everything is on one (hp) 750gb 7200rpm hdd and i want to [for example] make it boot (win 7 ultimate x64) form a small ssd (like 60 or 90gb) and move my current programs and apps onto a larger drive. all with backups on a 2tb wd caviar green (from the external hdd)
I'm running a gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 and thinking of using Adata XPG SX900 64gb (boot) and a 480gb (storage) if that helps

Thanks for any help and sorry for being wordy...
-KLK
April 24, 2013 7:00:54 AM

The advantage of using an SSD drive is to boost performance. You can install your OS on the SSD along with heavy programs that can hog your processor. Installing programs like Autocad, Photoshop, 3D Max ...etc on an SSD will make them run faster.

SSD --> OS and specific programs
HDD1 --> Program Files for regular apps
HDD2 --> Your data
External HDD --> Your backup
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