HDD setup

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by stuy_b, May 10, 2002.

  1. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    I'm in the process of re-installing XP, and I was wondering if my setup was good or bad for my two 40Gb harddisks (both master).

    disk1 c: - system files and programs (20Gb)
    disk1 e: - games (20Gb)
    disk2 d: - cache , pagefile & internet files (2.5Gb)
    disk2 f: - Files, docs, pics, music etc (37Gb)

    Can you think of a better configuration, or changes I should make to improve ??

  2. boxman

    boxman Guest

    Seems prudent ;)
  3. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

    you can add D to C , i'll do if i were you , looks ok in other words :)
  4. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Thanks m8s :)
  5. TuMbRaS

    TuMbRaS Guest

    The only other thing I could think of would be to make sure that your pagefile is on the fastest of the two hard drives... of course, if they are both 7200's than i suppose its irrelevant..also, i believe M$ recommends that you place the pagefile not only on the fastest hard drive.... but to also connect that hard drive as the master on your primary IDE controller.. (usually IDE controller 0) as opposed to 1 or 2.

    thats my two cents too...


    good luck!:D
  6. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Yeah I thought about that Tumbras, its ok though, cos both drives are masters & 7200 udma-6. fast&furious!! lol :D

    New steup is:

    drive1~~ c: - System Files (25gb)
    drive2~~ d: - temp internet & fixed pagefile (2.5gb)
    drive1~~ e: - temp (2gb)
    drive2~~ f: - storage, music etc (37gb)
    drive1~~ g: - games (13gb)