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Explanation of how OS can be stored on an SDD and the main drive being HDD

11 minutes ago, AlphaServer said:

What I want to see for my storage for the build how can I use an SDD for the OS and an HDD for programs and files. So like does program files get store where.

If you want your OS on your SSD and anything else on the HDD, you have to do:

1. Install Windows on your SSD and set it all up (including assigning a drive letter to your HDD in Disk Management)

2. While installing programs, manually select the D drive / a program folder on that drive (or whatever letter you have your hard drive), since I don't think there is a function to install programs by default on anything but C:.

3. Go into Settings > System > Storage > Default save location (I'm not on my PC right now, I'll have to double check this in a couple minutes) and there you can change where documents/downloads/pictures/etc. Get saved by default (change it all to your HDD)

 

Now this will change the basics, but for example for Steam, you still have to add your HDD as an install location. 

And of course, keep in mind some programs you do want to have on your SSD for the faster boot times.

 

Hope this was clear, let me know if I missed anything.

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So I’m building my first PC after years of experience with an iMac which now I run with boot camp now what I want to see for my storage for the build how can I use an SDD for the OS and an HDD for programs and files. So like does program files get store where.

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11 minutes ago, AlphaServer said:

What I want to see for my storage for the build how can I use an SDD for the OS and an HDD for programs and files. So like does program files get store where.

If you want your OS on your SSD and anything else on the HDD, you have to do:

1. Install Windows on your SSD and set it all up (including assigning a drive letter to your HDD in Disk Management)

2. While installing programs, manually select the D drive / a program folder on that drive (or whatever letter you have your hard drive), since I don't think there is a function to install programs by default on anything but C:.

3. Go into Settings > System > Storage > Default save location (I'm not on my PC right now, I'll have to double check this in a couple minutes) and there you can change where documents/downloads/pictures/etc. Get saved by default (change it all to your HDD)

 

Now this will change the basics, but for example for Steam, you still have to add your HDD as an install location. 

And of course, keep in mind some programs you do want to have on your SSD for the faster boot times.

 

Hope this was clear, let me know if I missed anything.


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