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SS and HDD drives.

Pavilion 590-pOxxx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My new HP Pavilion has an SSD and an HDD. The HDD is the 1TB and the SSD is 240GB. When I brought it I thought the SSD was just extra storage. I thought the 1TB HDD would be drive C, with the SSD being drive D. The way it is the SSD is in drive C and is filling with data just like the C drive would do with a single drive. Are these drives in backwards? It is the first time I've had a dual drive, Is there a new special way these drives share and they are installed properly?

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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.

 

The smaller SSD is faster. HP installs the operating system on this drive to improve performance. All of the bits for each program you install are stored on the SSD. Everything you download and temp files are stored on the smaller SSD.

 

This configuration can work if you install large programs and store data on the HDD.

 

This setup will cause storage problems if you store everything on the SSD.

 

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So I found in the system that everything was set to save on drive C the SSD and I changed them all to save on drive D the 1TB HDD. Is this OK? I'm not worried about space and if the operating system runs on the SSD, will that still be OK? Sounds like it should run faster with less on that drive anyway.

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Hi GB56,

 

Yes. Saving stuff on the larger HDD is good.

 

You should not have space problems unless you install many, very large, programs on the SSD.

 

SSDs are very fast until you saturate the disk. 

 

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