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I'm hoping someone on here can offer some insight on this: I recently purchased a laptop (running Windows 8) that came with a 500GB 5400rpm regular SATA hard drive and also has a 32GB SSD. The way the computer came by default, the OS and all files are stored on the 500GB drive and Windows is set up with "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" (RST) which supposedly increases the speed of the system overall.

My question is: Would the system be faster overall if I left it "as-is" with the files stored on the main hard drive and use the RST as was installed OR would it be faster for me to wipe the whole drive and install the OS on the 32GB SSD and put all of my other files (and programs, considering the SSD is only 32GB) on the slower, 500GB hard drive?

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Nevermind. I thought on it and decided 32GB wasn't really enough space to allow for future updates and such, so I'm going to leave it as is.

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I used to use a 32GB SSD for an OS drive, and it indeed proved to be too small over time with Windows 7's enormous Windows folder.

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