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How to properly configure the SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage drive : Video

May 27, 2014 Jon 23 Comments

In this episode, Linus answers the frequently asked question about how to properly configure the SSD + HDD setup. He covers boot sequence configuration, driv…
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  1. ShaDoWCa7
    May 27, 2014 - 6:33 am

    Awesome tutorial! ­čśÇ Thanks! ^^ Happy New Year! <3´╗┐

  2. James stott
    May 27, 2014 - 7:27 am

    Would a 60GB SSD be enough for a boot drive?´╗┐

  3. MAU5 HOU5
    May 27, 2014 - 7:41 am

    How do I install things such as google chrome and skype on my HDD when it
    doesnt ask for a destination to install? Theirs only so many programs that
    dont ask that I can install on my SSD´╗┐

  4. Jay G
    May 27, 2014 - 8:35 am

    How old is that graphics card??? LOL´╗┐

  5. David MacNeil
    May 27, 2014 - 9:09 am

    What if I built my PC with a HDD, but now I want to install a SSD and run
    off that, do I have to basically restart?´╗┐

  6. RepoDraghon
    May 27, 2014 - 9:30 am

    What if I want the mass drive to be C: but the boot drive to be A: or B:???´╗┐

  7. Elli F**ts
    May 27, 2014 - 10:10 am

    SSD noob here, but if I’m using 1TB HDD and want to swap in 120GB SSD,
    should I use the SSD for boot time, game load time, or both. Or something

  8. Lazy Bug
    May 27, 2014 - 10:30 am

    I wonder gameplay actually benefit with a SSD+ pc if that game is install
    in HDD´╗┐

  9. .pulse.
    May 27, 2014 - 11:20 am

    Could you transfer an OEM version of windows to a new SSD from your HDD?´╗┐

  10. The Drunken Clam
    May 27, 2014 - 11:57 am

    Exactly what I was looking for. Should have known my man Linus would have
    the answer. ´╗┐

  11. MADdaDJ
    May 27, 2014 - 12:02 pm

    This in why I don’t have an ssd. Expensive and its a pain to store files on
    a seperate drive. I personally can wait 1min for my pc to totally boot vs
    an ssd 20 sec or whatever ´╗┐

  12. Achtungworld1
    May 27, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    What is the best recommended SSD for someone who uses Photoshop, Audio and
    Visual Software?.´╗┐

  13. Rebecca Armstrong
    May 27, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    great stuff

    but there is a way to make it so your C:SSD also has a 2TB HDD but appear
    as the same drive

    my hacked version of win vista i downloaded because it was a better install
    than my original vista ..ages ago allowed me to set up many drives to the
    C: and have it install boot to from my 10k 100GB at the time with a 500GB
    program files

    and you can select where your programs install to by default or atleast u
    can on xp and win 98 in the register but havnt done that since ide so might
    be worth a look iv not needed to as i havent found a program that doesnt
    have the install to X location as some games didnt before on XP´╗┐

  14. the-epikninja
    May 27, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    I’m currently formatting my new WD 2TB Black HDD, what’s better? Quick
    format or Full Format?´╗┐

  15. Gordon Freeman
    May 27, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    i have everything in my hdd and windows boot , i just recently bought a
    128gb ssd so how do i move my windows boot to ssd without deleting or
    redownloading everything on my hdd , my hdd is only one which is 250gb so
    yah i got a big problem´╗┐

    May 27, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    question : is it best to install games within the SSD drive or keep those
    games on say a raptor HDD. for example skyrim. ´╗┐

  17. DreamWarriorFish
    May 27, 2014 - 3:09 pm

    Or you can use an SSHD and it’s cheaper than buying two different storage

  18. MortallicA91
    May 27, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Any ideas about Disc Fragmenter?
    It runs automatically on windows once a week or so… I heard people saying
    that you shouldn’t do it on an SSD.´╗┐

  19. Raxen95
    May 27, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    Quick question. Say I had Windows 7 on my HDD, but I wanted to get an SSD
    and install Windows on that just to make bootup times, browsing, etc.
    faster. Could I keep Windows on the HDD? Or would I need to back up the
    programs and games that I wanted from it and completely wipe it?´╗┐

  20. Ernie Velveeta
    May 27, 2014 - 4:24 pm

    Wait: how do black drives differ from green drives?´╗┐

  21. Niklas Ritzenhoff
    May 27, 2014 - 4:57 pm

    Thanks Linus
    Just did exactly that with my new 840 evo
    Works fine :)´╗┐

  22. ted tedsen
    May 27, 2014 - 5:50 pm

    hai is it true that ssd can be destroyed if i use defragmentation my Norton
    360 automaticly do it som say it is true sorrey for my bad inglish´╗┐

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