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  1. Posts : 21,421
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       #21

    Vellaura said:
    Aha yea, I just did a fresh install of everything! That's why its 100% free , dw it will fill up soon, but it all looks good yeah? Windows didn't go messing things up?

    My Mobo is a Asus Rampage 3 Formula, very old mobo, pretty sure it doesn't have UEFI, so that could be why.

    Thank you :)
    Okay then, I give you a gold star Take care an enjoy your new install
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       #22

    It`s simple, you install windows and all your programs on the SSD, and keep all your data on the HDD.

    Make separate folders for your game data, your pictures, your documents, etc on the hard drive, don`t over think it, keep it simple.

    And most important, make a Macrium folder on the hard drive to store images.

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    You can also turn off the Hiber file to gain some space and just use sleep. It`s so simple to do.

    Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10

    You can also turn off system restore if you don`t plan to use it.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 23 Feb 2021 at 07:43.
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       #23

    steve108 said:
    Okay then, I give you a gold star Take care an enjoy your new install
    Thank you very much mr steve :)

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    AddRAM said:
    It`s simple, you install windows and all your programs on the SSD and all your data on the HDD.
    Hello Mr Ram! my SSD is small so just some programs

    Edit: Ah, thanks for the reassurance :)
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       #24

    @Vellaura,
    How is it that you didn't accumulate tons of files - pictures, music, etc - on your old PC/old drives that you had to move to these new drives? Maybe you keep them on external drives ? I'm jealous of your empty HDD j/k - but I just had to buy a new larger HDD as the old one was too close to full
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       #25

    @steve108

    Oh don't you worry I have a 60gig folder coming with all my stuffs. I just wanted to test the waters first make sure everything was all good with the SSD. HDD and all together with Windows before I transferred everything over.

    Last time I think my old hd was crap and while I was transfering my pc crashed. Lucky I have 1 of those self powered WD externals so nothing was lost or anything, but I still freaked out. So I'm too cautious now. And when I record + stream it will fill up fast aha.
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  7. Posts : 5,898
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       #27

    For simplicity and just starting out fully concur with the Linus video

    And for the record there are a myriad of ways to manage your data. It just depend on how "you" want to do it. I've 5 SSD's in my system and each drive is dedicated to a specific data - C for OS and related files, E for photos, F for file downloads from the net, G for games, H for music & media, and I for local backups. This is the way "I" do things, but its not the only way.

    Good luck
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       #28

    sygnus21 said:
    For simplicity and just starting out fully concur with the Linus video

    And for the record there are a myriad of ways to manage your data. It just depend on how "you" want to do it. I've 5 SSD's in my system and each drive is dedicated to a specific data - C for OS and related files, E for photos, F for file downloads from the net, G for games, H for music & media, and I for local backups. This is the way "I" do things, but its not the only way.

    Good luck
    Definetely! Thank you for the reassurance! I have pretty bad OCD so this way most definetely clicks with me!

    @steve108

    Being the inqusitive person that I am I just had a few more questions and probably will continue to do so I as set everything up.

    1. How do I see if this "Trimming" feature is enabled for my SSD.

    2. What happens to files that are usually in "Temp" or "Appdata" if I install stuff seperately, if I recall if you installed a program it would have other files lieing around in c drive, I think.

    3. I even changed the directory in storage sense to D: Drive just to make it extra extra certain it wouldn't go on my SSD.

    I know this reaction is beyond historic by my GOD, SSD'S ARE SO FAST, EVERYTHING HAPPENS IN A BLINK OF AN EYE :O :O :O
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  9. Posts : 5,898
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       #29

    Vellaura said:
    Definetely! Thank you for the reassurance! I have pretty bad OCD so this way most definetely clicks with me!

    @steve108

    Being the inqusitive person that I am I just had a few more questions and probably will continue to do so I as set everything up.

    1. How do I see if this "Trimming" feature is enabled for my SSD.

    There's a lot of differing opinions on this one, but the bottom line for me is I just let Windows do it's thing since it already trims when needed. I don't even worry about or check it.

    2. What happens to files that are usually in "Temp" or "Appdata" if I install stuff seperately, if I recall if you installed a program it would have other files lieing around in c drive, I think.

    Again, something not to worry about. Things will be properly sorted when you install or remove files.

    3. I even changed the directory in storage sense to D: Drive just to make it extra extra certain it wouldn't go on my SSD.

    The simplest thing to do is to choose the drive or folder you want to install stuff to. If installing a program, just do custom and tell the program where you want to install it.

    I know this reaction is beyond historic by my GOD, SSD'S ARE SO FAST, EVERYTHING HAPPENS IN A BLINK OF AN EYE :O :O :O
    Honesty, people get themselves in trouble when they start overthinking things and thus make stuff more complicated than it is. Just relax and keep stuff simple and you'll be fine.

    Good luck.
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  10. Posts : 21,421
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       #30

    Vellaura said:
    Definetely! Thank you for the reassurance! I have pretty bad OCD so this way most definetely clicks with me!

    @steve108

    Being the inqusitive person that I am I just had a few more questions and probably will continue to do so I as set everything up.

    1. How do I see if this "Trimming" feature is enabled for my SSD.

    2. What happens to files that are usually in "Temp" or "Appdata" if I install stuff seperately, if I recall if you installed a program it would have other files lieing around in c drive, I think.

    3. I even changed the directory in storage sense to D: Drive just to make it extra extra certain it wouldn't go on my SSD.

    I know this reaction is beyond historic by my GOD, SSD'S ARE SO FAST, EVERYTHING HAPPENS IN A BLINK OF AN EYE :O :O :O
    @Vellaura hello,

    For your trim question:
    How to Check if TRIM Is Enabled for Your SSD (and Enable It if It Isn’t)

    Not sure about #2. Have you tried running WizTree yet?

    Yes, SSDs makes Windows 10 performance so much better, so now you'll be spreading the good word out to your friends and family to upgrade to a SSD

    Another suggestion I have for you is to let Crystal Disk Info run at startup and resident so you can keep an eye on your drives' health and temperature at all times from the icons for each in the system tray. I just recently started doing this myself and spotted a temperature problem with my new drive - which I then resolved.

    We're here for you to ask more questions
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