Poll: Drive for software/programs

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  1.    04 Sep 2016 #21

    3rd option

    C for OS and most Programs except games. Games I usually put on SD card as I don't have enough space if they are big and it doesn't seem to slow things down much (more).

    If my C drive was big enough though I'd use that.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,932
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       04 Sep 2016 #22

    StarEmpire said: View Post
    No. Bad idea. If you wish to reinstall Windows and keep apps, you should do so by using the Refresh option. Even with programs on another drive, a lot has to be written to the Windows drive. People use other drives because programs take lots of space and SSD space is expensive. If you don't have the space to keep everything on an SSD, then putting Windows on it will give you a huge boost anyway.
    I think you should check around. The price of a nice 126 Gb SSD is really not that much anymore and that usually servers the needs of the average user well.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Home (with Anniversary Aug. 2016)
       04 Sep 2016 #23

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I think you should check around. The price of a nice 126 Gb SSD is really not that much anymore and that usually servers the needs of the average user well.
    Good advice. My SSD is 256 GB and my programs are 42 GB, leaving 223 GB free. A 128 GB SSD seems ample for most people. And it is quick both for startup and opening programs.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,932
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       04 Sep 2016 #24

    Stevekir said: View Post
    Good advice. My SSD is 256 GB and my programs are 42 GB, leaving 223 GB free. A 128 GB SSD seems ample for most people. And it is quick both for startup and opening programs.
    Nice.. Personally I want to get a 256Gb SSD so I can have some of the data that I'm currently working on there. Oh and it makes dual booting a lot easier.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 129
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       05 Sep 2016 #25

    I would like to keep the OS on the C: drive and the larger programs on the partitioned D: drive, but several of my larger programs, like Office 16 and Corel VideoStudio, automatically install on the C: drive which makes the backups of the OS to be much larger than I would like.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,431
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.693
       05 Sep 2016 #26

    I keep everything on my C Drive but I do a backup of everything to an E drive that I plug in once a week, just to update my folder and files I may of added.
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  7.    05 Sep 2016 #27

    I always install two physical hard disks, and I use a single partition for each drive. My layout, no matter the OS is as follows:

    C: => OS, applications and user profiles. (On Windows NT, 2000 and XP I used to move profiles to the D: drive, but not since Vista)
    D: => Documents profile folder (which is indeed where I keep my data folders). I also have a System-wide temp folder where user and system temporary files are pointed too.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       05 Sep 2016 #28

    C drive (500 GB SSD) = Windows, Office 365, Native Apps and Apps downloaded from the Store, documents, pictures, iTunes Music
    H drive (3 TB 7,200 RPM) = All other stuff but mainly games (Steam, Origin, Blizzard client & Games installed from boxed DVDs), Videos (mainly films and TV although I now keep most of my digital collection on NAS drives)

    My secondary drive skips a few letters as letters in between are taken up by Bluray and internal SD card reader. I should really move my 15 gb music library to H but I don't want to mess up the iTunes library. It's on C: because that's where it's life began several computers ago and I always just copy and paste the entire iTunes folder from old to new PC.

    Games are the space killer for me. I'm not a fan of uninstalling and reinstalling stuff. Once somethings installed I like to keep it in place and not juggle/micro manage space. So luckily 3 TB gives me plenty of space. I've still got over 2 TB free so far. Unfortunately game install sizes are getting absolutely huge these days. Some games need over 50 GB!!!!!!
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       05 Sep 2016 #29

    Every things is on Drive "0" C partition. (240 GB SSD)
    If I was going to save a bunch of Data, Games, Movies, ect. I would install another SSD (Drive "1")and partition as needed.
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  10.    05 Sep 2016 #30

    C: ssd for everything except misc stuff. I keep misc on a hdd. Misc includes installation programs with their serial numbers, pictures and
    whatever to not clog ssd with junk. I have done it this way for years even with two hdd's.
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