SSD with HDD

Discussion in 'Windows Support' started by HavocFilms, Jan 28, 2013 with 14 replies and 567 views.

  1. HavocFilms

    HavocFilms Mr. Mazda

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    I need some help setting up an ssd and hdd. I currently did a fresh install of windows on my ssd. Now, I only want that to be for windows. I want all my applications/programs on my hdd. I followed this tutorial on how to move the user folder over. It did get the user folder onto my hdd. Now I tried this
    Great guide it works perfectly. However you might want to add a little bit onto the guide. For those who dont want to manualy select the install path of all your programs, you can do a registry tweak so it will install it on your hdd instead of your ssd. It might have been mentioned before but for those who want to know anyways heres how.
    1.) run regedit
    2.) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \\ SOFTWARE \\ Microsoft \\ Windows \\ CurrentVersion
    3.) change all c:\\ to what ever you want to.ie
    C:\\Program Files\\Common Files ===> D:\\Program Files\\Common Files
    Thinking that would work. It did not. Each time I install something it goes on my C drive (ssd). If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!
     
  2. Train Samurai

    Train Samurai Member

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    What I did was format my HDD and setup a program files folder on it for my spare programs.

    To tell you to the truth, it would be much easier for your to just format the HDD and install everything again.
     
  3. HavocFilms

    HavocFilms Mr. Mazda

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    Thats what I did. But when I install something it by default goes to my ssd. I want it to where it goes directly into my hdd's Programs Files (x86) folder.
     
  4. Train Samurai

    Train Samurai Member

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    When you install a program, always and I mean always do a custom install. Doing so allows almost complete control over the installation.

    When you do this, select the path you want to install to. Which, in this case, the HDD.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  5. HavocFilms

    HavocFilms Mr. Mazda

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    It did, thank you for your time!
     
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  6. oblivioncth

    oblivioncth Mr. Cloth

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    How big is your SSD? It would make much more sense for your programs to be on it so that they load faster.
     
  7. HavocFilms

    HavocFilms Mr. Mazda

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    Lol trust me. I wish I could. I only have a 60gb ssd. I barely have any space left with my more powerful programs on it, such as After effects and Photoshop, etc.
     
  8. oblivioncth

    oblivioncth Mr. Cloth

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    Oh that sucks. I have 2 120GBs, one for OS and programs, and one for games, and **** it flies!
     
  9. HavocFilms

    HavocFilms Mr. Mazda

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    You lucky bastard! It's okay though, my computer isn't for high intensity use.
     
  10. oblivioncth

    oblivioncth Mr. Cloth

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    Ah well than at least it has one SSD.
     
  11. Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez PC Gaming Master Race Commander Retired

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    I've got one Intel 330 120GB SSD and one Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD :tongue: The OS is on the 120GB as well as drivers, kaspersky internet security, malwarebytes, microsoft office 2013, Skype, and a few other programs that just load from it but don't save much on it. Currently the 256GB SSD only has Skyrim on it with a crap ton of mods, so it loads instantly :smile:

    I chose to keep the user folder on my OS ssd though, mainly because i store all my pictures in the cloud, and i've got my music on an HDD anyways.
     
  12. oblivioncth

    oblivioncth Mr. Cloth

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    Ya same all my pure data like music and pictures are on hard drives
     
  13. Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez PC Gaming Master Race Commander Retired

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    It works out really well. I don't have a need to put anything in my user folders, as it is i've got all my phone pictures set to automatically upload to dropbox, which eliminates the need to put them on the computer. SSD's are mostly good for reading information, not so much writing it.
     
  14. oblivioncth

    oblivioncth Mr. Cloth

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    I actually get great write speeds with mine but yea its not really their purpose
     
  15. Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez PC Gaming Master Race Commander Retired

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    That's what I meant. I get great write speeds as well.
     
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