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Dell Inspiron 3670 Solid State Dual drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kjvbible1611, Mar 23, 2020.

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  1. kjvbible1611

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    My question is what drive do I use for downloads, pictures, music, video etc.?
    I have a C Drive and a D drive.
    And what does each one do?
    I'm very new to this!!!
    Thank You,
    Gary
     
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    I'm not finding much info. Desktop? One or two hard drives?
    Size of C? Size of D?
     
  3. kjvbible1611

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    two.
    C Drive 34.0 GB free of 104 GB

    D Drive 768 free of 931 GB
     
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    Sorry, pc desktop.
     
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    I think you have a 120GB SSD for C and a 1TB HDD for D. If so you should put downloads, music, video etc onto D.
    C will probably have Windows on it.
    SSD is faster than HDD so you should install programs you use a lot onto C to get the extra speed, providing there is enough space on C of course.

    Please look on the case for the Service Tag and include it in your reply, it will tell us the exact PC you have which will help us to help you.

    (SSD = Solid State Drive, HDD = Hard Disk Drive, the mechanical type with spinning platters inside)
     
  6. kjvbible1611

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    is this what you are looking for?
     

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    Not really, post a screenshot of Disk Management with the window set to full screen please.

    The Service Tag is a string of 7 numbers and letters, it should be on a label on the PC case but if you can't find it that's ok.
     
  8. kjvbible1611

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    What part of Disk Management window?
     
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    The whole window, click on the square next to the X at top right to make it full size then include the screenshot in your reply.
     
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    try this
     

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    Thanks, that confirms Disk 0 is the 1TB disk named 'Data' with drive letter D and Disk 1 has the 'OS' with drive letter C.

    As you can see there is just a single partition on Disk 0 and 5 on Disk 1.

    You are using both drives correctly.
     
  12. kjvbible1611

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    So when I download any program (.exe) it should go into data downloads folder?
     
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    Yes, that would be the logical place to put downloads, you will probably have to set that up in your Internet browser as the default is usually on the C drive.

    If not there already create a Downloads folder on the D drive then tell the browser to use it.
    If you're unsure how to do this what browser do you use ?
     
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    Firefox.

    However for some reason some .exe files are in the Cdrive under Users, My name App, data and one is in Users/ my name.
    How they got there I have no idea.
    Should they be there at all?
    Thank You,
    Gary
     
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    Yes it's quite normal for programs you install to put stuff in those locations, the easiest thing you can do is download them onto D and then when you install them look for an option to change where they will go and change it to something like D:\Programs <-- you will have to make that folder yourself beforehand. Even them it may install some things onto C.

    If you really want to put as much as possible onto D you can try this :- https://www.howtogeek.com/234998/how-to-install-apps-to-an-sd-card-or-another-drive-on-windows-10/

    That link is for Windows 10, if you are running a different Windows version let me know please.
     
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