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01 Oct 2012   #21
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

A contrary point, I've done nothing special for my SSD setup and it works brilliantly, and is showing no signs of giving out after a year of all but constant use.


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01 Oct 2012   #22
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
A contrary point, I've done nothing special for my SSD setup and it works brilliantly, and is showing no signs of giving out after a year of all but constant use.

They definitely aren't as fragile as some people think they are. The remapping of the User folder is just to keep unnecessary files off of it because honestly, files in that group of folders are just fine on a traditional spinner.
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01 Oct 2012   #23
Maguscreed

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A fair point
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01 Oct 2012   #24
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
The remapping of the User folder is just to keep unnecessary files off of it because honestly, files in that group of folders are just fine on a traditional spinner.
No need to even do that anymore. it's been a long time since I've seen anyone but non-tech savvy people use their "My" folders for actual data storage. Besides that, with Windows 7, you just create folders for your documents, photos, etc on your spinner storage drive and point your appropriate Libraries there.
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01 Oct 2012   #25
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Well I think I just mark it as solved and just buy the thing when I have the money, thanks to everyone for their support.

(if you would like to give additional tips feel free to!)
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01 Oct 2012   #26
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
The remapping of the User folder is just to keep unnecessary files off of it because honestly, files in that group of folders are just fine on a traditional spinner.
No need to even do that anymore. it's been a long time since I've seen anyone but non-tech savvy people use their "My" folders for actual data storage. Besides that, with Windows 7, you just create folders for your documents, photos, etc on your spinner storage drive and point your appropriate Libraries there.

I recommended that because that way, you don't have to change any directories for where data is automatically stored. You utilize your downloads/documents/pictures/music to keep things straight, and it looks no different to most people.......it is just stored on the DATA drive. Essentially, either way you wanna do it is perfectly fine. I just feel like keeping things straight will cause less confusion when it comes to finding where you downloaded something, or where it saved something. It's all good in tha hood
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01 Oct 2012   #27
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When you redirect, you are also putting permissions on those folders that have popped up often on these boards giving access denied usage. I recommend against redirecting for the simple fact that there's a better way that doesn't involve changing or altering system folders or files. I prefer to muck with the OS as little as possible, and libraries are so convenvient. Call me old fashioned, but I go by the K.I.S.S. method. If a screwdriver will do the job, I don't bother with the jackhammer.
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01 Oct 2012   #28
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I actually think we are talking about the same process, I may not be explaining what I mean correctly or using the correct terms.
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01 Oct 2012   #29
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

libraries are evil.
Hell, to this day I hardly even bother setting up play lists.
If I want to watch or listen to something clicking on the file has never caused me any harm.
I added my media drive as a stuck tray icon for quicker access, that's about it though.
The truth is at some point you'll have to give input and assist the system in organizing things anyway. I personally don't see how the newer methods are any better than the older ones. Unless you are a slave to WMC
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01 Oct 2012   #30
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
libraries are evil.
They are just pointers to other folders...that's all. I don't actually ever have multiple folders as part of one library...but they work very well eliminate the need to redirect system folders.
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