Query about setting up a data hard drive

  Desert Andy 20:13 05 Jan 2010


Iam reading reviews about having an SSD as the main drive for your operating system, since it is so quick. However,since it has a small capacity, is there a way to set up windows to have My Documents, My Pictures and My Music set up on a data drive. If so, how is it done? Thanks

  jamesd1981 21:22 05 Jan 2010

is your system sata ?

  canarieslover 21:46 05 Jan 2010

When you install your OS open Windows Explorer, right click on Documents, select Properties, Location & Move. Give location as your second drive, ie, D:\Documents, Apply and its done. Do the same with Music & Pictures and files will be saved to the second drive.

  Desert Andy 22:27 05 Jan 2010

I am loading windows 7, when I select properties, I can't see an option for location & move. Is there another way in windows 7? And my system is sata.

  jamesd1981 22:32 05 Jan 2010

well if you make your ssd sata 1 and put os on it then make your second drive sata 2 and just use it for your file storage.

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