How to use an SSD for booting while using a HDD for most of the other files.

Rhaegar

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How do I turn my SSD into a boot drive so I can play my games which is kept on my HDD

Have a samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB with Windows 7 64 bit
 
Hey there, Rhaegar!

I guess my first suggestion would be to backup all the data from your drives before proceeding with the re-configuration.
If you already have the OS installed on your SSD, I'd say that most of the hard work is already done. It is recommended to format your HDD if it was previously used as a boot drive.
I'd suggest to check out these links:
http://www.overclock.net/t/664738/how-to-setup-ssd-boot-drive-with-secondary-hard-disc-optimization
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-2060580/install-ssd.html

As for using your HDD as a secondary data drive, you can simply change the dafault download location to your hard drive:
http://www.mstoic.com/how-to-change-downloads-folder-location-in-windows-7/

Hope this helps. Keep me posted if you have more questions! :)
SuperSoph_WD
 


As long as it was installed after you've set the SSD as a boot drive, you shouldn't face any difficulties.
Otherwise it's not certain that it will work, you should re-install the software apps after re-configuring a new OS boot drive.

SuperSoph_WD
 

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