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I have finally jumped onboard the SSD train and am enjoying the speed of my new 128GB drive. (actually, my second drive, the other one is in my HTPC) I made a few adjustments to save some space and have a 1TB 7200 RPM drive as my data drive.

 

I'm now faced with the task of re-installing all my applications that I use and I've found myself constantly checking the free space of my new SSD. I'm a miser now!

 

My list of applications is a long one but in typical re-load fashion I'll go as long as I can without installing them to see if I really needed them. I guess the big ones are Office and my Adobe stuff. Soundbridge, LIghtroom, Photoshop, etc. These are apps that I would love to see pop to life with the SSD speed yet they consume so much space.

 

I was just curious if you guys got the same feeling with your first SSD and how you chose to install the applications. I've already created a Program Files directory on my data drive to install a few things. LastPass, etc.

 

Are you a SSD miser?

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yes!

 

SSD contains

 

Office

Adobe CS

winblows Live essentials

WHS connector

RSAT

 

And whatever trash installs from other programs put there without asking. Right now I'm at 92GB used of my 120GB drive

 

Everything else is on a spindle drive.

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As a user of a 64GB SSD for a couple of years, I find myself constantly checking my free space.

 

For good reason though, for example when I updated my windows phone to mango, zune made backups to the Appdata folder on C:\.

it worked out to about 4.5GB that I couldn't account for until I went poking around looking for it.

 

I try to install any app that is going to be in startup to the SSD. Games and large applications I install to a 10k raptor drive and they still open pretty fast.

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I have a 64Gig drive too and do tend to watch what gets installed on it.

My stategy is to put anything I use often on the SSD (Office, Adobe Reader) along with media intensive stuff like movie maker, streaming applications for iPad

The rest go onto a Raid 0 array using two 7200 rpm 1TB drives

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I have installed all apps except for games and bench marking utilities on mine. I have a 120G with 56G free. Of course the index is off, and the pagefiles was restricted to 2G and I moved my temp (system and internet) to the D drive.

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I have a 111GB Revo in my Win7 box. It's about 2/3 full. I only install things on it that I think will really benefit my experience by being able to load really fast; everything else goes on a spindle drive.

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I have installed all apps except for games and bench marking utilities on mine. I have a 120G with 56G free. Of course the index is off, and the pagefiles was restricted to 2G and I moved my temp (system and internet) to the D drive.

 

I am planning to rebuild my recent HTPC build over the weekend so I really appreciate all the pointers about setting up a system with a SSD

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I put two 120 GB SSD's in Raid0 and put all my apps on the SSD's. If I didn't do that, I wouldn't want SSD's. I have used 101 GB's of 214 GB's.

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I am planning to rebuild my recent HTPC build over the weekend so I really appreciate all the pointers about setting up a system with a SSD

 

Sorry for the late response. HTPC's is one of the easier ones as you typically only have one drive and maybe one for recording. The only I would do is kill the indexing and limit your pagefile to 2gigs. Leave everything else alone for the main operation and just move your recording destination if you are recording.

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Sorry for the late response. HTPC's is one of the easier ones as you typically only have one drive and maybe one for recording. The only I would do is kill the indexing and limit your pagefile to 2gigs. Leave everything else alone for the main operation and just move your recording destination if you are recording.

 

Thanks!

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