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Windows 7: Hard Drive Replacement for PC

15 Aug 2015   #81
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It does have 6 mate, 2 looking to you, 4 looking towards the side. The white ports in lower right.




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15 Aug 2015   #82
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Got both drives connected & both show up in BIOS. Now I need to figure out how to set disk management to put all my files, pictures, other programs, etc. on the SATA hard drive. It is listed as DISK 1 BASIC Unallocated Any suggestions?
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15 Aug 2015   #83
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You don't have anything on the HDD now, right? Everything you need is either on the SSD or backed up to an external?

The HDD showing as unallocated means you (most likely) deleted the partitions on it. The answer to your question may change according to your reply.
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15 Aug 2015   #84
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
You don't have anything on the HDD now, right? Everything you need is either on the SSD or backed up to an external?

The HDD showing as unallocated means you (most likely) deleted the partitions on it. The answer to your question may change according to your reply.
The HDD is new so there is nothing on it yet.
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15 Aug 2015   #85
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Alright, you can just right click the unallocated space - New Simple Volume - set the size - assign a letter and then format with NTFS (default settings are good enough).

Then create your folders on the HDD as usual and copy the files (music, video, documents) into them. You can add these new folders to your libraries as well if you so wish.

For programs you should use your SSD unless you have a program that takes an unusually high disk space. For those, specify the HDD folder you created for programs while installing.
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15 Aug 2015   #86
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Alright, you can just right click the unallocated space - New Simple Volume - set the size - assign a letter and then format with NTFS (default settings are good enough).

Then create your folders on the HDD as usual and copy the files (music, video, documents) into them. You can add these new folders to your libraries as well if you so wish.

For programs you should use your SSD unless you have a program that takes an unusually high disk space. For those, specify the HDD folder you created for programs while installing.

Do I put folders like My Pictures, My Media, etc. on the HDD?
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15 Aug 2015   #87
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Does this look right?


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15 Aug 2015   #88
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazzlenet View Post
Do I put folders like My Pictures, My Media, etc. on the HDD?
In File Explorer navigate to C:\Users\YOURNAME, right-click the Folder you want to move and click Properties. On the Location tab specify the new HDD. At least it works for me. I consider the Libraries to just be shortcuts to the actual files of the logged on User.
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15 Aug 2015   #89
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

HDD looks alright.

You can do either:
- User Folders - Change Default Location
- or just create the folders on HDD as an additional place (have both the default and HDD) but use the HDD only. You can then add the HDD folders to libraries to serve as a shortcut (Library - Include a Folder)
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