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SSD install with HDD as info/software storage


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#1 Geewhizz

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:56 PM

Have built a system as a gamer using win7 64bit using gigabyte mb with gigabyte video, 8 gb ddr3, ssd is ocz 30 gb as c:, 2 TB hdd as supplemental. Already installed win7 on c: and working. I want to be sure all else I install will go into X: drive and work properly. Have not built raid but will later. Any thoughts?

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 04:01 PM

Are you referring to X drive as your SSD or the 2TB drive.

By default all installed programs will load to the OS drive. Some will give the option to do a custom install. Change features installed, directory installed to.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 12:29 AM

Yes, I guess it should have been a small x. That is for the optional first HDD. y: is the second.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:51 AM

So you are saying you do not want programs installed to C:.

My suggestion then is to create a, example D:\Program folder. Then remember to point the install to that folder. This should work with most programs.

However, some may need to be on C: Also while programs should work with no problem following your plan, be aware they may launch slightly slower. This id due to their interaction with Win 7, it system files, the registry, which is all contained on the C: drive.

I have set up several XP machines in this manner with minimal problems other then those mentioned. I have yet to attempt it on Win 7.




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