Quote: Originally Posted by Phroneo
Thanks for responding.
I decided not to go that route for the reasons you've presented.
don't give up just yet.
There's no reason why you can'y move program files to the SSD - I assume these are INSTALLED applications like Office, Photoshop etc.
All you have to do is just re-install to the new SSD drive.
A better idea IMO is to install the programs to the same drive you have the OS on (so if you re-install the OS you don't have to install the applications again), keep your data partitions as is and use the other SSD as a paging / scratch disk drive.
Your system should FLY if you do this --even if it's an older machine.
Splitting installed applications away from the OS makes re-installation inevitable if you have to re-install windows for whatever reason so like most people on these forums I'd keep your USER data (media, documents etc etc) AWAY from the OS and keep OS + applications on the OS drive.
The only execption to this are "Portable apps" -- those you can run directly for example from a usb stick without having to install them on the host machine.
Even a large Windows 7 installation with Photoshop, Office etc shouldn't take more than 70 GB so you could even have a second paging area / scatch area on the ist SSD too.