Comments on Profile Post by Tyrax Lightning

  1. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Well from what I know, there's basically two methods:

    1. (The method I use) Simply put the programs you want to use the most and/or get the greatest boost from on the SSD, and install regular programs on the other.
    Mar 9, 2016
  2. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    (Character limit...)

    2. Find the option in Windows that lets Windows figure out the most commonly used files, and automatically transfers them to the SSD. I believe if you right click on the SSD, you can open the properties and find the option. I haven't really used this option, so I'm not 100% sure how effective it is.
    Mar 9, 2016
  3. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    When I said 'hook them together' I meant Hardware-wise... as in how do I hook the Cables to & from them so my Computer uses both of them & the 2 Drives can talk to each other. My apologies if I wasn't clear. I've heard of 'RAID' Setups for example, but never needed the info before now, so i'm new to this.
    Mar 9, 2016
  4. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    This'll literally be the first time i've ever had 2 Hard Drives on duty in the same build, ever. I've chatted with other pals on this & decided i'll have a 1TB SSD handle my OS & my stuff I run, including Games, Steam, Battle.Net, & such, & my HDD handle storage of static things like Pics, Text Documents, & such.
    Mar 9, 2016
  5. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Ohh heh no problem. It's pretty easy actually :)

    Basically there's 2 cables you need to worry about. One carries power from the PSU (power supply unit), the other talks to the rest of the computer. The power one usually comes in 'ribbons' that have multiple plugs on the same strip. The plug itself is flat, but has a 'hook' on one side so it can only go in the right direction.
    Mar 10, 2016
  6. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    The data cable is called a SATA cable. Chances are your SSD will come with one. If not, you'll need to find/buy one. They're cheap so don't worry if you don't have one. Basically, the SATA goes from the motherboard directly to the disk drive. Like the power cable, it has a 'hook' on one side so it can only go in the right way.
    Mar 10, 2016
  7. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Mar 10, 2016
  8. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Mar 10, 2016
  9. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    The SATA Cables i'm familiar with. I built my current build i'm on now. I was wondering more along the lines of a Cable going between the 2 Hard Drives themselves so they talk to each other, aka a 'RAID Setup'. I still feel like i'd heard of this somewhere... or is my Memory embarrassing me again?
    Mar 10, 2016
  10. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Personally I've never done a RAID setup, but I believe it's more for server racks and such. That said I'm not entirely sure :P

    But I know if you have them all plugged in, you can transfer data between as expected.
    Mar 10, 2016
  11. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    Ahh, then if RAID is for Servers alone & having both Hard Drives plugged into the Motherboard is enough alone, I may have been worrying for naught. Figures. :/
    Mar 10, 2016
  12. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    Now there's just the planning transferring my Data from old build to new build, still workin on researchin that. Also my Build Completion might get a little delayed cause my Mom might actually have to borrow Money from ME temporarily. XD
    Mar 10, 2016
  13. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Heh, been there man :P

    Wish I knew more about data transfer to help you out there. Hope you can find a good guide or something though :D
    Mar 10, 2016
  14. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    I got plenty of time to plot &scheme. Build has been delayed both by Mom needing to borrow money from me for Dental Expenses, & by Mom wounding my heart by suggesting I abandon this endeavor & buy some dumbass Alienware or All-In-One Computer for the Computer Illiterate... :(
    Mar 11, 2016