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06-11-2012 06:30 PM
I just bought a HPE-9 1170, and it came with a 256GB SSD, and a 1TB as the secondary drive. Is there a way to configure the computer to just use the SSD for boot only, and have any new programs such games, videos, and large files to use the 1TB. Somehow, I keep moving these files to the 1TB drive, but some reasons some programs may do it, but others automatically install on the SSD (C:\), therefore filling up the SSD quickly.
Are there any suggestions or comments to prevent like Itunes or any gaming application portal to just download directly to the 1TB. I know before an application is downloaded it would normally ask you where to install, but in many cases it does not. I just want to set the SSD just for boot only, and the necessary windows files. Is there a setting in Windows 7 that I need to change or RAID configuration or some sort?
Once again, I'll appreciate any comments and/or suggestions.
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06-11-2012 07:30 PM
Elberraco, welcome to the forum.
At least for games, you can use the Custom option for installing them. This will allow you to choose where the game is to be installed. I always use my second drive for this purpose. Evern then, some of the files are installed on C:\.
I have not used iTunes. Some programs will only install on the C:\. So this may be the case with iTunes. I suggest contacting iTunes Support to see what they have to say.
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06-12-2012 07:46 AM
old_geekster, Thank you for the quick reply.
I did noticed that some files still install on the C:\ ( In this case, the C:\ resides on the SSD), no matter what I do with these applications like GAMESTOP, ORIGIN, and so forth, some files are still going to the SSD.
Does this has to anything with how the drives are setup? In my case, the BIOS has them set up as NON-RAID. I was reading some other articles on the web where it used to say that Microsoft discontinue the Disk Extender functionality, but if that is the case, what took its place? Or should I replace the SSD with a normal 7200 rpm hard disk drive that would have more than 256GB?
Once again thank you
06-12-2012 03:59 PM
You can use Windows 7 to relocate several folders listed under your user ID.
Hard drive C: --> Users --> "your name" ---> You can then right mouse click on folders such as: My Videos, My Music, My Documents, My Pictures, Favorites and then choose location. Then use Move to move the folder and remap the location to the desired located (1TB hard drive). See the below example.
06-12-2012 05:57 PM