Originally Posted by joedaman633
They best way to do it is as follows.
OS on SSD: Boots quicker
Programs you use on SSD
Data on HDD
I would modify that advice to: Programs you USE
In other words, install only the most often used programs on to the ssd. If you install all of your programs onto your ssd, you will get great performance but your ssd will fill up very quickly.
Virtually all software installers give you the option to change the install directory during install (you may need to select "Custom" install) so you can decide when you're installing a program where it should be located.
I created D:\Program Files on my hdd (my ssd is C: ) so that I usually only need to change the install location from C:\Program Files\Whatever to D:\Program Files\Whatever. This isn't necessary but I like it because I only need to change C: to D:.