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As most of you know, ive recently build my own desktop, and its running great! but ive been looking into interesting things to do with it, and supposidly you can do this:

I know of someone who has 2 hard drives in their computer. they installed windows on their normal hard disk drive, but they installed all of there system applications like skype, games, etc, on their solid state drive.This would excessively increase your speed on opening and interacting with system applications.

its quite hard to search something that specific on the internet and i was wondering if anyone could give me any insight on the situation. thanks!

also: my computer if anyone wants to see it =P

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    • Disco
    • December 26, 2011, 9:42 am
    i can buy a solid state drive easily lol. what i need to know is how to separately install system applications on the SSD instead of the HDD.

    And that drive is a little expensive
    - bufus101 December 26, 2011, 10:04 am
    what are you trying to install on the SDD? Any installer application will give you the option of where to install it before it begins.
    - Disco December 26, 2011, 10:43 am
    oh shit thats true. thats a lot easier than i thought haha i forgot about that 0_o
    - bufus101 December 26, 2011, 10:51 am
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    Umm... I thought you install the OS on an SSD too :P
    Here's my recommendation:

    Install your OS, Games and Large applications (the ones like Photoshop that you want to run fast) on an SSD
    I say install the OS on it because it means the system itself will respond quicker and boot up quicker too.

    Put everything IMPORTANT (documents, photos etc) on a regular hard disk drive. I don't have an SSD but I hear that SSDs are more likely to break down over normal use than hard disk drives, so only put replaceable/reinstall-able stuff on an SSD. Remember though, regular hard drives can also break down when you least expect it to so keep backups!!

    my OS and everything is installed on a 320gb hard drive. i just got another 2tb internal in which i will be backing up ALL the knowledge from my computer haha. but yeah, i probably wont get an SSD for a while but i wanted to start looking into its features. and thatd be kind of annoying though is the SSD crashed cause then youd have to redownload and reinstall your OS and all your programs. though your documents and such are probably more important it would still be fairly annoying
    - bufus101 December 26, 2011, 10:53 am
    and i dont mind a slow bootup. so i would probably just put my system apps on there
    - bufus101 December 26, 2011, 10:54 am
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