Dual Hard Drive Help
Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:53 AM
I put the main games I play on my SSD with my Windows 7 on it s well, about 100 gigs of data. Currently I have that as the main hard rice, but I want everyday downloads like images and adding and such on my HDD. Should I go into BIOS and change the order of the start up, or should I rename the HDD and SDD? Or should I do something completely different. I'm new to windows, and want my SSD to only have Games and Windows on it. Nothing else like music, addins, texture packs, or smaller games. Please help. And Happy Holidays.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:31 AM
Go to your folder within C:\Users. You can get there by clicking Start, then clicking your name in the upper-right corner of the start menu.
Once there, right-click the Downloads folder and select Properties. Click the Location tab. Set the location to a folder on your HDD. From here on in, your downloads will go by default to the HDD.
I recommend you do this as well for Documents, Music, Videos, Pictures, and most other folders here.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:40 AM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:04 AM
It's up to you. Basically, it's a choice between fast storage and cheap storage.
But in my experience, putting data files in cheap storage doesn't slow down the PC much. See TheBest of Both Worlds: An SSD and a HDD for details.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:41 AM