Hey continuum --
I took delivery of a Jetta 17" laptop in Jan 2015. It had been assembled per my specs = 256 GB SSD, and 750 GB spinning disks drive.
Does the designation mSATA specify a physical size for the drive? It sounded like everyone was surprised when they opened up my laptop and discovered the intended replacement drive was not going to fit.
My initial understanding was that the "operating system" and program ".exe's" would run off the SSD C:\ drive. And, they would all run very quickly ...and they did.
My problems started because ALL software when being installed wants / assumes to go onto the C:\ drive. Many, I learned, will permit themselves to be re-directed into either D:\Program Files or D:\Program Files (x86). And, there are some programs which will permit their .exe to be installed on C:\, but have their data files on the D:\. But, in the end, the SSD began filling up too quickly. It was not too long before I was having to delete and reinstall programs to make room on the ever-shrinking C:\
Despite the new SSD having twice the space of the old. I'm hoping to find some tips/instruction about how to only install things on the SSD that will benefit from its speed.
I'm an old guy, living and learning! Thank you for your hand-holding!!