Windows 10: Question about buying a 2nd SSD

  1.    05 Jul 2018 #1

    Question about buying a 2nd SSD


    This would be considered for any HDD or SSD. Is there a way I can link the two drives together with the same drive letter or should I use MKLINK to create Links the second drive. Also I forget which type of link to use to directly store files to another location while not just keeping both folders full of files. Of course I would use mklink for this.

    Thanks.

    Yeah my SSD has about 75gb or less of unused space left.
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  2.    05 Jul 2018 #2

    There's this:
    Add Drives to Storage Pool for Storage Spaces in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    (and see further links at end)
    but it won't help you directly in quite the way I think you're thinking.

    You'd be better off..
    a. moving personal data off C: to another drive (a very good principle anyway)
    b. uninstalling any very large non-critical prog. whose relocation would benefit you e.g. games and reinstalling with target on another physical drive. (You'd need to check the existing install location to see how big it is and whether it's worth it).
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  3.    05 Jul 2018 #3

    Creating a storage pool would erase my C: drive which is what I'm understanding.. I'll look into what software I can remove than re-install
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  4.    05 Jul 2018 #4

    Right- then there's the question of whether you'd really want Windows installed on such a configuration.

    I suppose it might be possible to create a disk image of what you have, then restore it to the storage pool... but I've no idea whether that's actually feasible.

    Simplest- stick to an OS on 1 disk. Easiest for maintenance, and lowest risk.At 500Gb your SSD's not small.. see my specs. I've 3-400 progs installed on my 256Gb SSD and plenty of space.. 50% free.
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  5.    05 Jul 2018 #5

    Jurry06 What do you expect from pooling storage drives? I compare that to having two vehicles registered to the the same license plate. Yes! it's possible if you jump through hoops, but it's not practical as you can only drive one vehicle on the highway.
    I have to agree with @dalchina. Move games and personal data to a second HD and leave the OS on disk 1.
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  6.    05 Jul 2018 #6

    Stitch194 said: View Post
    Jurry06 What do you expect from pooling storage drives? I compare that to having two vehicles registered to the the same license plate. Yes! it's possible if you jump through hoops, but it's not practical as you can only drive one vehicle on the highway.
    I have to agree with @dalchina. Move games and personal data to a second HD and leave the OS on disk 1.
    Ok, I'll keep it simple and move the some of the data files and reinstall some of the programs on the next drive.

    I got to follow the Keep It Simple Stupid approach, I've never been good at that
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  7.    05 Jul 2018 #7

    Yes keeping it simple is the safest and most reliable method. Use less headache meds too! LOL
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  8.    05 Jul 2018 #8

    And it is mklink /j you want for a junction.

    Let's say I want to move my documents folder to d drive. First, I would create a documents folder on d drive. Copy all the files from my documents on c drive to d drive. When i was sure everything was copied over, the command prompt commands would be:

    Code:
    c:
    cd c:\users\John
    rd /s Documents
    mklink /j Documents d:\Documents
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