I just bought a SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). I have a Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Mobo, 8GBs of RAM, nVidia 660ti vid card, AMD Phenom quad core CPU, Corsair 880 watt PSU, etc.
I want to know the best suggestions to install this great SSD. I definitely want to install the OS (Win 7 Professional) on it and for sure my games. The rest I can store on my 2 TB HDD. But what is the best way to do this? Right now everything is on my 2TB HDD of which I have used a little over 1TB. Cloning the drive to the SSD I guess would not work since the SSD is only 500 GB. Or is there a way to do this?
Another choice would be to just start from scratch and install each program, one at a time. In this case, if I wanted to install, lets say MS Office to the HDD and NOT the SSD, do I simply tell it to install to a different folder on the HDD, say with the name, "Program Files X" and then install things to the SSD to the normal folder "Program Files (x86)" ? Or is there a better way to do this??