using sdd as os drive and making hdd storage

Ocz technology Vertex 60gb solid state d...
August 26, 2009 at 10:44:39
Specs: Windows Vista
I would like to use the ocz vertex as my os drive, programs and use the the hdd as the storage and have them work together. What is the right way to set this up.

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August 26, 2009 at 12:08:10

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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August 26, 2009 at 12:09:24
Is Vista currently running on the mechanical hard drive? If so, just temporarily disconnect it and then set the SSD to be the first boot device in the BIOS. Install the OS and any other programs you desire.

I suggest partitioning the 60GB. That is larger than necessary for your OS and key programs that should be on the OS partition.

Then reconnect the second drive. None of the programs currently installed on the mechanical drive will work without reinstalling.

You can then safely remove the Vista installation on the old drive. All your person files should be accessible. You may need to take ownership of those files.

Remember, the SSD can still fail. Backups/imaging is the only sure protection against data loss. IMO, optical disks are the best media for backup/imaging.

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August 26, 2009 at 12:47:22
My post went up with dumbob's. I didn't know all the things mentioned in the link dumbob posted.

Read the Pros and Cons, especially the Cons.

I didn't know these things because when these devices were first introduced I concluded they are not cost effective so never investigated them.

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August 26, 2009 at 18:03:43
Might be better to put the files you use most and work with on the ssd instead on a plain statement like OS. Speeding up the OS is the least of your issues. More likely your applications would require the speed.

A simple ram drive might work if you have ram to spare.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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