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First of all, I want you to know that this is a machine translation because I do not speak English. So I apologize for any errors that may see.

I want to make an installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on a 128GB SSD. Also I have a 500GB HDD. My intention is to minimize writes to the SSD, so I think it's a good idea to setup a GPT partition table and locate the most critical partitions in regards to writes to the HDD.

However, I want the / home remains on the HDD for the system to read as fast as possible the configuration files. I think the system will be more efficient as well.

I would like to help me calculate the size of the partitions and decide which of them should be created on the HDD and the SSD which (besides the root partition and home partition).

On the hardware side, my team is as follows:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500 (4 cores at 3.300GHz)

RAM: 8GB DDR3 1.600MHz

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTS450 1GB

Thank you for your help.

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Just one more thing. I forgot to tell you that the files videos, music, documents, etc. are not saved the home partition, but in a specific partition of the HDD. Thank you. –  user194561 Sep 20 '13 at 12:30
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