I have a SSD boot, Win 7 ultimate and virus scanner, ccleaner usual everyday operating items on there. ( 128gb )
Storage drives i use a 500gb WD and a 250gb Sammy spinpoint.
If you want windows to automatically save to your storage drive - users folder and the likes you will need a regedit.
Google it, its fairly easy but back your registry up and all your data before proceeding.
Something along the lines of
1/ Open the Registry Editor by selecting Start > Run > Regedit.
2/ Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion.
3/ In the right pane, double-click ProgramFilesDir and change the path in the String Editor to the drive and folder you want (i.e. H:\Program Files). You must also modify the entry for ProgramFilesPath. If your path is E:\ like mine is, the path would be E:\Program Files
4/ Exit the Registry Editor and restart your computer.
With regards to Itunes
Go Edit>Preferences>Advanced. You will see in the top box the default location mine is C:\Users\lasher\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media
To change you need to
Change > enter new preferred location i.e. E
then - As the new location is set for new media but not the stuff already dumped on the SSD, Go
File > Library> organise Library ---- Consolidate files > OK
Check the new location is an exact copy of previous location
Manually delete the old location one verified.
I take no responsibility for lost media, old specialist films , rare music, etc etc.
To check TRIM is working
Open command prompt, type
fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify
DisableDeleteNotify = 1 (Windows TRIM commands are disabled)
DisableDeleteNotify = 0 (Windows TRIM commands are enabled)
To enable TRIM (if it's disabled), go to command prompt and type:
fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0
To disable TRIM, to go command prompt and type:
fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1
Bit of a long winded post but you need to invest in a little work to set these up right, they are new tech ( reasonably ) and take a little getting used to.
Ive found the whole OS to be much snappier, i have a few games installed on my SSD and they load instantly. Also check your running the latest Firmware for your particular model of SSD.