installing Ubuntu 12.04/13.10 with HDD and mSATA SSD, and restoring from backup

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello all, My last computer broke and I'm debating trying something new with the next one. However, there are a lot of pieces to it and I haven't been able to sort them all out on my own. I just bought an Acer Aspire V5-572G-6679, which apparently has an unoccupied mSATA port inside. Upon looking inside I realized mSATA is not the same as SATA3, so I have to return the SSD I bought (but that's not particularly relevant). I've read about setting '/' and '/home' on the SSD for maximum performance, and using Symlinks for music, pictures, documents, and such. Here are my concerns: 1) Would it e (Hardware)