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Best way to set up new PC with SSD C:\ and second normal drive.

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I'm setting up a new Dell i7 with a 128GB ssd. I'd like to put all the core programs that get used all the time on C for obvious speed reasons. But I'm thinking I'd like to put the huge chunks of business data - spreadsheets and documents on the second non-ssd drive. So I started out by making D:\users\username\Documents (and pictures and music and video) THen I linked those folders to the right library, made them the defaults save locations and deleted the C:\users\username\documents, video,music,pictures folders.

I also want to eliminate unnecessary read/writes to the ssd if possible to extend its life. AND I'm doing a Windows Easy Transfer from an older XP pc to this one. SO I want to make sure things all go to the right place.

I run across this article about moving the Users folder to the secondary drive:
But I'm not sure I want to move the WHOLE users folder to D. I want key programs like Quickbooks, Office and browsers to run off of C. If I move "USERS" folder to D, am I losing some performance because temp folders and appdata folders are on D now?

Botton line: What are the key folders I should be concerned about keeping on C for performance and those that should move to D to preserve SSD life?
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