Install Windows 8 On 2 40gb SSD

Hi,

This is my current computer setup.

40gb SSD (C:) - Windows Installation & drivers
40gb SSD (S:) - Commonly used programs
500gb HHD (H:) - Infrequent programs, downloads, MISC


I have just about filled up the 40gb SSD after updates...  I was wondering if there was a way to allocate some of the space on my second (S:) SSD for windows files?  Do you have any recommendations?


Thanks

Go to Control Panel > Large Icon View > System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced

 

Now go to the Virtual Memory section and click 'Change' 

 

For C drive, set a custom page file size of 500mb.

 

Now set a System Managed page file on H Drive. Set it and reboot.

 

Also move your 'My Documents' to H Drive..

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310147

 

Note that, as I understand, moving My Documents to another drive may affect Windows 8 apps in that they will not be able to access the move files.

 

In truth, a 40gb drive is too small for the operating system, but it is your choice to use a small drive..  

Windows 10 Pro - Start10 - part of a local network which is a '3rd party optimizer-free' zone..

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Go to Control Panel > Large Icon View > System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced

 

Now go to the Virtual Memory section and click 'Change' 

 

For C drive, set a custom page file size of 500mb.

 

Now set a System Managed page file on H Drive. Set it and reboot.

 

Also move your 'My Documents' to H Drive..

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310147

 

Note that, as I understand, moving My Documents to another drive may affect Windows 8 apps in that they will not be able to access the move files.

 

In truth, a 40gb drive is too small for the operating system, but it is your choice to use a small drive..  

  

Thanks for the reply.

I think what might work best in my situation is maybe just a RAID0 for my two SSDs.

Out of curiosity.. What do the custom page and managed page settings do that you referenced?

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It is the Windows page file.

 

Windows and some applications need and use the page file, and it can take up a bit of space. So, what I suggested is that a small page file is left on C (this is for minidump files etc) , and the bulk moved to the 500gb drive to give you more space on the SSD..  

Windows 10 Pro - Start10 - part of a local network which is a '3rd party optimizer-free' zone..

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