Windows 10: Storage setup with a SSD and HDD

Discus and support Storage setup with a SSD and HDD in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi I have just purchased an HP Pavillion Desktop with a 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD, I have initialised windows, choosing to use OneDrive for backup and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by brify, May 23, 2020.

  1. brify Win User

    Storage setup with a SSD and HDD


    Hi


    I have just purchased an HP Pavillion Desktop with a 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD, I have initialised windows, choosing to use OneDrive for backup and storage I have 1TB cloud storage with 365 and also updated windows and drivers. I have not transferred any data from my old pc yet.


    I now wish to setup the pc to have the operating system and program files on the SSD as they are currently and all my Files/Pictures/Music etc on the HDD but I am unsure of the correct procedures and order in which to carry them out. I also want to continue using OneDrive for backup and file access from other devices.

    I am aware of the following:

    • The OneDrive folder is currently on the SSD and is backing up the default Desktop, Documents and Pictures. I wish to move this folder to the HDD but I am not when to do this, looking at the steps below, to prevent any sync issues
    • I know I can move my user folders, Documents, Pictures etc to the HDD by changing the location of these from C: SSD to D: HDD, leaving the User/Username folder on C:
    • I have also noticed that in Settings/System/Storage I can 'change the location where new content is saved' for these folders, what is the difference between this and moving the location of the folders as detailed above.


    Can anyone advise on the best/correct method of setting my system up going forward?


    Thanks

    :)
     
    brify, May 23, 2020
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  2. techguy31 Win User

    64Gb SSD for OS or 2Tb HDD for storage ?!

    I suggest that you get the 2tb for storage. SSDs are only useful if you want to boot things fast like OS and programs. I actually suggest you get both if you have that many movies.
     
    techguy31, May 23, 2020
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  3. SSD VS HDD

    SSD VS HDD

    I know that a ssd is much more efficient in terms of performance but does it out perform storage wise?

    250 SSD better than 500 HDD?

    Or do you still need to buy the 500 to be comparable in storage?
     
    SatvinderBal, May 23, 2020
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  4. Storage setup with a SSD and HDD

    SSD / HDD Setup

    It's pretty simple to redirect the default folder location of Pics, Docs, Music, etc.
    MS has a support page for it here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/redirect-a-folder-to-a-new-location

    I went one step further with my SSD/HDD setup and made a 30GB partition just for the OS on the SSD. Then I install any programs that can be given an alternative path to the secondary partition, as well as the page file. 35GB might be a bit more appropriate for updates well into the future and/or in case he forgets to put some progs on the secondary partition, but so far 30GB has been plenty space for me. You can change the default install path as well, but I wouldn't recommend that as he'll probably want to install some things on the SSD, and some on the HDD, so it's better to do it piecemeal.
     
    Frag Maniac, May 23, 2020
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