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I missed the part about the SSD.  Thought you were just going to get a smaller SSD to boot from and then a 1 TB standard for your data.  Seagate and I are not friends but I have no data on the reliability of their SSD.  I have read that their hybrid is not any faster than a regular drive and since I don't trust their regular drives I would avoid it.

 

I have a Silicon Power Slim S55 2.5" 480GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) mounted in a 

 
WD WDSL00S IcePack 2.5" to 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Mounting Kit Frame w/Heatsink 
 
with a 1 TB WD drive for data (I think it was about $70).
 
I originally had a smaller 256GB SSD from SanDisk ($79 from Newegg) but it failed  and I replaced it with the Silicon Power SSD which was on sale at Newegg for $109.  (SanDisk did replace the failed unit but it took them a long time and I had to jump through a lot of hoops so they lost me as a customer)  The IcePack Mounting Kit was $19 from Amazon.   It lets you mount the SSD like it was a standard 3.5" desktop HD and also provides additional cooling (there are some plastic covered thermal/glue pads on it - you have to pull off the plastic before installing the SSD) .  Makes a lot neater installation and hopefully the extra cooling will make it last longer.  
 
It's a pretty neat setup.  Boots up in almost no time compared to a standard HD.

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OK, I'm gonna sound stupid here but I'm not sure the reason for 2 separate drives? Are you saying you keep info on the WD 1TB drive and maybe boot Windows off 480 GB SSD? If you do, can you show me how to do that?

 

Thanks again for all of your help over these last few months. The HDD in the box now sometimes takes 3 hard reboots before it will act straight just to get anything accomplished and I know I'm on borrowed time...


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The reason is mostly cost.  I would rather have a 1 TB SSD but can't justify the cost.  I have windows installed on the SSD but most of my programs are installed on the 1 TB.  I also went in to the System Environment variables and changed things like the temp files to point to D:\    Downloads also go to D: That way the things that change a lot are on the 1 TB and the things that are needed by windows boot are on the SSD so the boot is superfast but hopefully the SSD will not wear out any time soon.   Just make folders on the D: for Temp, Program Files, Program Files (x86), Downloads, Etc. first.  Then go in to Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, Environmental Variables.  Change the ones for TEMP or TMP in the top and bottom panes to point to D:


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