Windows 10: Managing SSD and HDD

Discus and support Managing SSD and HDD in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello so I'm new to the SSD world but more so even new to having multiple drives as I usually have everything in just the 1 hdd. Only want the OS and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Vellaura, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Vellaura Win User

    Managing SSD and HDD


    Hello so I'm new to the SSD world but more so even new to having multiple drives as I usually have everything in just the 1 hdd.

    Only want the OS and chrome on the SSD since chrome won't let you choose.

    So how do I go about having my desktop, programs, images, files and games on my harddrive?

    For example some games and programs like adobe will have a my documents folder with stuff in it.

    How can I go about managing this?

    Thank you Managing SSD and HDD :)

    Windows 20H2

    :)
     
    Vellaura, Feb 22, 2021
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  2. HDD in a HDD caddy is not showing up in the disk management

    Hi,

    To assist you better, I would like to ask some questions:

    • How are you connecting the HDD Caddy?
    • What is the make and model of your computer?

    If you are connecting the device using USB, I suggest you to check if other USB devices are recognized as USB devices or Other device. If it is displaying as other device, then the issue might be with the USB port. So, I suggest you to update the USB drivers
    by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X, select Device Manager.
    • Expand Universal Serial Bus Controller.
    • Right click on the drive, select Update Driver Software and follow the on-screen prompts.

    Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Feb 22, 2021
    #2
  3. Upgraded Windows Transfer from HDD to SSD

    Hi

    My windows was upgraded from 8 to 10 on my laptop few years back. I was trying to get the HDD replaced with SSD. During the copy process, the technician said windows cannot be moved to SSD as it is an upgraded version from 8 to 10.

    Kindly guide if there is a possibility to copy the windows to SSD ? If so, please suggest the steps.
     
    NipunSingla, Feb 22, 2021
    #3
  4. Managing SSD and HDD

    OS on new SSD, keep existing data on HDD and use as external drive

    Hi,

    use steps you suggested, there should be no problem.

    Just replace HDD with SSD first then run installation. Do not forget to remove Windows files from HDD after the end of a process.
     
    Igor Leyko, Feb 22, 2021
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