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  1. jock2727

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 16281 Mb
    Graphics Card: Radeon (TM) 530, -1 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 224 GB (163 GB Free); D: 1862 GB (1859 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0Y1T82
    Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

    First of all, I'm a 65yr old technophobe, so please make your replies as simple as possible so that I can better understand.
    I was recently given the above mentioned laptop. I have not owned a computer with both SSD and HDD before and although I understand that the SSD is faster, that's about it for me. Am I right in thinking that if I allow all my files to stay on the SSD, where it seems to want to keep them, that eventually it will slow the laptop down? (I'm an amateur photographer, so there will be thousands of image files, both RAW and .jpg.)
    Is there any software already in the laptop which will move files in order to keep it running at its optimal, or do I have to move files myself from the SSD to the HDD? I understand that when adding files to the laptop that I can choose where to store them, but is there a way I can do this automatically? Also, can you offer any advice on using the different memories which will keep my system from slowing down after time?
    Thanks....
     
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    Because a SSD (solid-state drive) is so much faster, use it for Windows and the programs you use the most so that they start up faster.

    Since the HDD (hard disk drive) is larger, and cheaper, use it to store stuff like your pics, music, docs, and other data files.

    As far as too many files slowing down the SSD, no need to worry, it'll take care of itself. And Windows 10's built-in defragment utility automatically takes care of fragmentation on the HDD.

    And as far as making storing stuff to D: automatic, once you have selected a folder on D: to store something, Windows will (should) remember that location and open it the next time you go to store something else.
     
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    That is precisely the type of answer I was hoping for; easy to understand and covering every aspect of my complicated query. I can't thank SpywareDr enough for taking the time to reply so fully. What an amazing start to my site membership.
     
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    Wow! Thanks Jock. (y)
     
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    Credit where it's due....
     
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