Windows 10: Having 2 hard drives

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  1. jds63's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       07 Sep 2015 #11

    ukcatsfan83 said: View Post
    I have WD My Cloud NAS for storage :) My SSD is 180GB. I have 129GB free.
    I to have an external USB HDD for backup storage which has backup from 3rd HDD on system and more.
    You can get another SSD put just third party software and games on it. Sure as games can run on second drive software will have no issues. Most will use between 180-250GB SSD for OS and software, matter to how much software you have or will ever get and games are ones that will take up most space anyway.
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  2. lopedoggie's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
       07 Sep 2015 #12

    Running 1 OS SSD and 3more SSDs and two WD HDD additional for anything I want. No issues at all. One of the WD HDDs is for back-up and file history.
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  3. lopedoggie's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
       07 Sep 2015 #13

    Edwin said: View Post
    Doesn't make sense though, to make the OS, running on one drive, to make a 'call' over to another drive to bring up programs.
    Migrating stuff to the second drive is okay until an MS update trashes the dll or whatever links you to that program. Solution buy a big HD to begin with.

    On migration, the 2nd drive requires creation of folders and possibly file names with paths exactly like the originals but with the new drive letter prefix i.e. original program location C:\Program Files (x86)\Games\Beat the dealer becomes whatever drive you have chosen for the migrated program and you would use that drive letter (drive letter here):\Program Files (x86)\Games\Beat the dealer and you would have to create all the folders and subfolders in the exact sequence as the original file path to your game or program using the same file names etc. Test the new program executable file "Beat the dealer.exe", in this example, to see if the program works, if it does work create a shortcut to the program executable file and put that on your desktop or wherever you keep that stuff. During a fresh download of a program you can specify where to install a program other than your system drive. Oh yeah, some programs work great doing this and some don't and some won't let you select another drive or directory no matter.

    Hope this helps.
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