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    Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 8:54pm
I've been reading a lot about how expensive SSD's are, but how incredibly fast and awesome they are.  And it seems like a good build would involve having an SSD for the primary drive and an HD for a secondary drive.

If I get a 120GB SSD drive and install the operating system on it.  Then can I use a second hard drive...say the 1 TB Western Digital drive to install other things on? or just use it for storage (music, videos, files)...

Would I want to install games on the SSD drive and therefore take advantage of it's read/write speeds?...but 120 GB is not that much.  Or does the read/write speeds of the SSD not really effect the fps of a game while it's running?

Can someone help me figure this out?  Frustrated

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  Quote darbebo Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 9:20pm
you would install the OS + games you play most on the SSD. Vids, songs, useless crap you use your TB.

For me, I install windows 7 + diablo 3 + starcraft 2 on it, and browsers, everything else on 1 TB
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 10:44pm
What if I installed a game on hard drive 2, can I still run it?
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Jun 2012 at 2:58am
Yes.  The desktop shortcut would have it's target/ path to the HDD. 
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Jun 2012 at 7:14am
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Yes.  The desktop shortcut would have it's target/ path to the HDD. 


Sorry about that dumb question man.. haha it's been a while since I played games on PC. My last PC didn't have a partition either. lol
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Jun 2012 at 7:30am
Big%20Smile  No such thing as dumb questions on the forum.  Awesome
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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Jun 2012 at 8:21am
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Big%20Smile  No such thing as dumb questions on the forum.  Awesome


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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Jun 2012 at 10:24am
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Sorry about that dumb question man.. haha it's been a while since I played games on PC. My last PC didn't have a partition either. lol


Well technically it did.  It had 1 partition which was the main partition.

Partitions are segments of space, like one big building being full of apartments, where each apartment is a partition.  Apartment A being the "A Drive", Apartment B, being the "B drive" and do on.

The data in the partitions being the residents.

Tada, partitions made simple.


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  Quote Teemberland Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Jun 2012 at 11:23am
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Originally posted by Teemberland

Sorry about that dumb question man.. haha it's been a while since I played games on PC. My last PC didn't have a partition either. lol
Well technically it did.  It had 1 partition which was the main partition.Partitions are segments of space, like one big building being full of apartments, where each apartment is a partition.  Apartment A being the "A Drive", Apartment B, being the "B drive" and do on.The data in the partitions being the residents.Tada, partitions made simple.


Partition 101 for ya!
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