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Hello people,
I bought a new PC with an SSD (Intel SSD 660p Series 1TB PCI Express 3.0 M.2) as the primary disk on which I'll run Windows 10 and a second unit, an HDD (Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" SATA III 256MB 7200rpm).

I'd like to install everything (apps, some games, utilities) on SSD and use it every day, using my HDD as the backup disk (with Macrium).

Or is better to use SSD for Windows and HDD to install apps and games, using another external HDD as the backup disk (with Macrium)?

Can you tell me if something is wrong in my first idea?
Note: I'll backup everything on my NAS, too.
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If you are not into video editing or such solution Nr.1 should be OK.
For me an ssd is for stuff where I want fast loading times (like games or windows) and the HDD for mass storage of videos/mp3/pictures....
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Yeah, I don't edit videos, so I'll use SSD for everything and on HDD I'll put my files.
Then, I'll backup everything on external HDD and NAS.
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Use SSD for Windows and programs. HDD for storing your data (documents, pictures, music...) , but the best and the safest solution is to use additional external HDD for backups of your system and backups of your data. Backup your system once a month and your data once or twice per week. That way your data is secured and your system will fly. Especially on Intel 660p