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Old January 31, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Default New Intel X25-m 80 gb SSD???

I just bought one of these for a brand new system (sig) and I don't know squat about them and could use some advice. I've read quite a few threads on AHCI and limiting the recycle bin etc. but not much info on how to set up a system for regular use to take advantage of the speed of the SSD. Some say to use it for OS only and have programs on a second HDD (Caviar Black?) and a big storage drive for data. Some say to use the SSD for OS and programs and the storage for data (music, photos, downloads etc.) If you were building a new system with this drive how would you set things up? I'm not a gamer (at least not on the computer) and I want my system to be as fast as possible but I don't want a machine that I have to perform daily maintenance on to keep it fast. If anybody can help me out here I would appreciate it.
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Old January 31, 2010, 10:55 AM
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put all programs on the ssd and all data on an hd. and setup is easy works for vista/7 Windows 7 - Ultimate SSD Speed Tweaks
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