Question SSD setup suggestions

Oct 17, 2020
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Hi. I've just purchased a second- hand prebuilt gaming pc. At present, the pc contains a 1tb hdd but I wish to update the system with ssd.

I have ordered a Samsung 860 QVO 1TB ssd (new) and a Samsung 850 Evo 250gb ssd (used). I'm not sure if I should use the 250gb ssd as the boot drive (Win 10) and have the 1tb ssd as the games installation drive. Or, should I do it the other way round and install windows +games on the 1tb ssd and use the extra 250gb ssd as extra games storage? I am intending on wiping the 1tb hdd and use it for storing music/photos/ less- used games. Or would the hdd be better used as some form of backup for the sdds?

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Rusty
 

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Hi. I've just purchased a second- hand prebuilt gaming pc. At present, the pc contains a 1tb hdd but I wish to update the system with ssd.

I have ordered a Samsung 860 QVO 1TB ssd (new) and a Samsung 850 Evo 250gb ssd (used). I'm not sure if I should use the 250gb ssd as the boot drive (Win 10) and have the 1tb ssd as the games installation drive. Or, should I do it the other way round and install windows +games on the 1tb ssd and use the extra 250gb ssd as extra games storage? I am intending on wiping the 1tb hdd and use it for storing music/photos/ less- used games. Or would the hdd be better used as some form of backup for the sdds?

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Rusty
OK, first.
For any second had system, you personally need to do a full wipe and reinstall.

Which drives?
OS and applications on the 250GB, 1TB for personal data and games.
 
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Oct 17, 2020
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OK, first.
For any second had system, you personally need to do a full wipe and reinstall.

Which drives?
OS and applications on the 250GB, 1TB for personal data and games.
Thanks for your help. Yes, I will wipe and do a fresh install. I think the os on a separate drive might be the way forward.

Thank you for your help.
 

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