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    What folders shall I move from my SSD to my HDD?

    Greetings! I've finally installed windows 7 into my SSD and I must say I'm loving it. Considering it's only a 64gb SSD I was going to move some folders to my HDD and I'd like to know which one you'd suggest to move.
    Shall I move my temporary internet files folder (not sure which it is, but I might google that out ^^).

    Right now I only created a new folder for all the stuff I download from my browser, any additional suggestion? I had a smooth guide for that but formatting my disks I lost that. :P

    Cheers \o/
    Last edited by AtaraxyDarkmoonFaire; 2012-03-14 at 03:45 PM.

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    I followed these guides to optimize my SSD when I bought it: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/windo...size/2941?pg=1 and http://lifehacker.com/5802838/how-to...fe-of-your-ssd. I highly suggest reading through them. The second guide repeats a lot of what the first guide says, but has some new information/tips as well.

    I specifically recommend moving the Library folders (Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, Links, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Videos, Saved Games, Searches), the paging file and the search index to your HDD.
    Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-03-14 at 03:47 PM.

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    You should have your downloads go to your HDD. You are wasting SSD perfomance on something that is being bottle-necked by your internet connection that is about probably 100-1000 times slower than you SSD trasnfer rate.

    What you should move to the SSD?

    Games that you play often.
    Programs that you run often.

    SSDs are not for storing downloads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    I followed these guides to optimize my SSD when I bought it: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/windo...size/2941?pg=1 and http://lifehacker.com/5802838/how-to...fe-of-your-ssd. I highly suggest reading through them. The second guide repeats a lot of what the first guide says, but has some new information/tips as well.

    I specifically recommend moving the Library folders (Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, Links, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Videos, Saved Games, Searches), the paging file and the search index to your HDD.
    OOh nice guides. Posting here since my new SSD might arrive tomorrow and I'll have to worry about this stuff
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    you can just make your HDD a dynamic disk and mount partitions to your folders
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xebu View Post
    OOh nice guides. Posting here since my new SSD might arrive tomorrow and I'll have to worry about this stuff
    Then you should also read: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/windo...up-tweaks/2910 It has a number of tips for installing Windows, etc.

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