I'm trying to use Dropbox to synchronize some folders that are outside my dropbox folder on my computer. My dropbox folder is placed on my secondary hard drive which is an ordinary mechanical hard drive. The folder I want to synchronize is located on my C drive which is a SSD. I would like to synchronize the folder from the SSD to my Dropbox, so that the files are still located at the SSD so that applications would still benefit from the faster speed of the SSD and not have to look for the files at my HDD.
I tried to look into how to sync files from outside the Dropbox folder, and I learned about using mklink from this link: http://www.dropboxwiki.com/tips-and-tricks/sync-other-folders
The approach suggested here is to move the desired folder from it's original path to the Dropbox folder, then use mklink to create a directory junction between the Dropbox folder and the original path. The way I understand this, that whenever any of my applications then try to access the files at the original destination, Windows then redirects the requests to the destination created by the directory junction. This would mean that I wouldn't take advantage of the SSD speed since the files are now placed on my HDD. I would like to have the files still on my SSD, still have Windows direct requests to the SSD location, but also have the files backed up automatically on Dropbox. I understand this would probably create a duplicate of files on both of my drives, but so be it.
Is there a way to do this?