Another option is disk caddies. I have been using them for many years, and I haven't developed any nasty rashes yet. That way you can keep the operating systems isolated on their own drives. Just a thought...Yeah this is definitely a good place. Ill take a look at a more complete windows Windows shrink but it is at 345GB now I believe so not sure. That sounds like a good option though thanks . I dove head into a new world and thanks to you fellas I'm able to make some progress. I was planning on a new thread btw this one will be long enough and part of the goal is to help others in my position so they can search for a thread if needed.
This is a link to the drive. I looked at a few and this one seems to be quite well thought of.
Ive also considered making the SSD the dual boot platform, with the HDD as the reserve. If I do this, and there is an issue with the GRUB at some point where the computer becomes unbootable, would I be able to plug in the other HDD and continue as usual or is the GRUB stored on the computer itself somewhere?