# Ubuntu – Partition scheme on SSD and HDD

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I am reformatting my laptop but I am not sure how to setup my partition.
I have a 120GB SSD and a 320GB HDD. I was planing to setup / on the SSD and /home on the HDD.

Will placing my /home on the slower HDD impact the performance of my system? Should I instead use symbolic links for Music/Video/Data from the home folder to the HDD?

In case your SSD is big enough to hold most of HOME (which seems to be so in your case) you may consider putting less frequently used directories or those containing the big files on a separate hard drive and link e.g. ~/Music or ~/Videos to the hard drive location.