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    SSD do not defrag at all. So don't waste your time fragmenting it.

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    Would it be worth it for me to get a smaller capacity (16-32gb) SSD just for my OS and Applications? I would keep all my music and video on a regular Sata disk I already have. Would I still see the increased boot times or would I cripple myself having 2 disks?

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    You would still get the benefits of fast booting as long as Windows is installed on the SSD. Two SATA drives generally don't take longer to be detected than a single.

    Your idea of sacrificing drive capacity for speed is a good one as long as you physically have room for both drives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnieBlaze View Post
    At work, we clear the prefetch folder of every single computer we touch. It seems to hold data the computer uses on bootup to load software. Sometimes, spyware will get into the prefetch. You can uninstall the spyware, but when you reboot it comes right back because it was located in the prefetch folder and would reload on bootup. We've never had any problems with clearing out the prefetch. We clear it out by going to C:\windows\prefetch and manually selecting all then deleting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galvitron View Post
    You would still get the benefits of fast booting as long as Windows is installed on the SSD. Two SATA drives generally don't take longer to be detected than a single.

    Your idea of sacrificing drive capacity for speed is a good one as long as you physically have room for both drives.
    Sounds good that is what I am aiming for. I have the room and figured just install Windows and my main apps on the SSD, while having audio and video files all on the ol' movin parts drive.

    Thanks for the response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougw133 View Post
    Sounds good that is what I am aiming for. I have the room and figured just install Windows and my main apps on the SSD, while having audio and video files all on the ol' movin parts drive.

    Thanks for the response.
    Makes sense to me, you could literally buy a 8gb SSD and just keep an external one and take home when you want to synch new media, apps, etc. with your home computer.
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