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Windows 7: What absolutely needs to go on SSD apart from WIN 7OS

26 Jun 2012   #1
fluster

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What absolutely needs to go on SSD apart from WIN 7OS

I have a brand new toy with 2 64 GB SSDs set up in super raid and a 750 GB HDD. Apart from the OS, what else absolutely needs to go on the SSD(c drive)so for instance when I install itunes, norton , guildwars, firefox can i just point them to D at the outset and that will suffice?Thanks in advance.


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26 Jun 2012   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fluster View Post
I have a brand new toy with 2 64 GB SSDs set up in super raid
Super RAID? What in the world is that? Are you talking about the MSI RAID 0 implementation?




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Apart from the OS, what else absolutely needs to go on the SSD(c drive)so for instance when I install itunes, norton , guildwars, firefox can i just point them to D at the outset and that will suffice?Thanks in advance.
Nothing absolutely needs to be on the SSD. But whatever you do put on the SSD will improve your system performance. I try to load all applications and games to my SSD. I only use my spinner to store data files. This way, with imaging, all I need to image is my C drive and I have a fully working system again. If you split some apps out to D, without having an image of the D drive, you won't have a fully working system.
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26 Jun 2012   #3
fluster

windows 7 home premium
 
 

MSI notebook with Super RAID achieves 900MB/s

its what MSI call it.Anyway thanks for that so really games dont need to go into program files I can just install them on D in any old folder and just keep the popular ones on the SSD.What about antivirus will it monitor both drives for issues?
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26 Jun 2012   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, you can install apps to any drive in your computer. Your AV will scan all drives in your computer, unless you have specifically setup an exclusion.
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