I ordered a SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB to replace my Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A3K5 2.5" 120GB. Nothing wrong with the Intel drive, just not large enough, even off loading known space hogs. I have applications that store databases and thumbnails in the user App Data folder, to the tune of over 12GB.
The drive should be in today. I'm looking to put Windows 8.1 Pro on. My machine originally had Windows 8 installed, but went back to Windows 7 as drivers were not mature on release causing the loss of over 4TB of data due to issues with RAID drivers. The plan is to prep for this install this week and perform the upgrade this weekend.
Main software used: Thunderbird - e-mail, Firefox - browser, World of Warcraft - gaming, iTunes, PowerDVD - DVD player, AnyDVD HD - DVD/Bluray ripper, CloneDVD mobile - convert DVDs to portable format, and DVD Profiler.
DVD Profiler, iTunes, and PowerDVD are the programs that were the major contributors to my space issues.
I'm looking for advice and articles to off load as much as possible from the SSD drive to a mechanical drive. I have over 30TB of mechanical drive space available, so the only real concern is moving as much as possible off of C:. World of Warcraft will be installed on C: to provide the best in game experience. I have had issues in the past where updates for World of Warcraft were downloaded to C:, then had to be extracted to C:, resulting in not having enough space for the install.
There is no pressure for this upgrade as the drive is new I will be able to simply reconnect the existing drive to have a working machine.
Edited by Kilroy, 16 June 2014 - 10:48 AM.