I picked up a 64gb SSD on sale here for $35 (Kingston SSDNow).
I have it ready to go, but i have a question... I have about ~100g of data on my existing HDD. I don't need to move all of it, but can I have some applications installed on the SSD and some applications on the HDD? I'd like to get my OS, MS Office, possibly Adobe CS3 suite and a couple games on the SSD. The rest of the stuff... I can live with running slower from my HDD.
Is that possible? What's the easiest way to handle this migration? (No, I am not planning on doing a fresh install.)
You'll need to at least re-install the apps you want on your SSD, since some paths of some files will need to be changed (from C: to D: ). Don't know if you can clone a portion of your HDD to the SSD (i.e., just the OS), so you may be better off just doing a clean install of Windows on the SSD, and then installing programs on the SSD or HDD as appropriate.
Marshall: Have the rest of you guys figured out by now that mmathis is the smartest guy on SlickDeals?
It's highly recommended that you do a fresh install on an SSD. If you don't do one you will have to hunt down a guide out there to manually check that windows 7 is enabling or turning off all the features that it needs to for the SSD.
Otherwise your proposal will work fine, I do it on my system at home. I've only installed critical programs to my SSD, things like games or other non-essential programs go on a standard SATA drive.
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