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I am building a new PC. I am planning on having both a SDD and HDD.

I want to install the latest Ubuntu release to, and have the PC boot from and run the OS from, the SSD.

I also want any files, such as pictures, music, docs, etc to automatically be written to and saved on the HDD.

This will keep the SSD/OS relatively "clean" and allow for the fastest possible boot.

The forums here have a lot of posts about Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu, moving a system over to SSD, cloning from HDD to SSD, etc. I cannot seem to find a post on this exact suject. If there is one, can somebody direct me to it.

Note that I am a noob when it comes to Linux. I have studied and understand how to do such an install and disk(s) setups on W7 & W8.

Thanks for any help.

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You haven't specified if you will also have any Windows version and if so which OS will be your primary system. –  Sadi Feb 24 at 13:09
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possible duplicate of How to combine an SSD boot drive with a HDD data drive? –  Waldir Leoncio Feb 24 at 13:22
    
Sorry, failed to state this in original question: no, there will be no other OS on the box or any drives, just Ubuntu. –  user251774 Feb 25 at 12:38
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I have been using Ubuntu on my Hybrid Hard Disk (SDD+HDD) for more than a year now, with the first SDD partition allocated for root filesystem (referred to as "/") and second SDD partition allocated for "/home" (which includes all user settings and also some basic user data) as well as a large Data partition (for the bulk of user data files and folders) and a swap partition on HDD.

And this seems a good configuration with a good performance for my purposes.

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