Windows 7 and SSDs: Trimming the fat from your system drive

Summary: Solid-state drives are wicked fast. They’re also expensive and (at least for now) limited in total capacity. So how do you get the performance benefits of an SSD upgrade without breaking the bank? Use a fast SSD as a Windows 7 system drive and install a conventional hard disk for use as a dedicated data drive. The trick is to look at the total amount of space available on the system drive and then make intelligent, case-by-case decisions on where to store different kinds of files.

Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software

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Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. He has served as editor of the U.S. edition of PC Computing and managing editor of PC World; both publications had monthly paid circulation in excess of 1 million during his tenure. He is the a... Full Bio

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