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HDD Dilemma!!

LocKStocK

Smokin & Jokin
#1
I'm going to invest in a new hardrive in the near future
but I am concerned about which hardrive should go where:)

Here's my current setup....

Primary Master (OS installed on here): 20gb Quantum Fireball 7200rpm 2mb cache

Primary Slave (Keep s**t on here): 60gb Maxtor Fireball 7200rpm 2mb cache

My future HDD will be a 120gb Maxtor Fireball 7200rpm 8mb cache...

My 20gb is going bye bye but I don't know which HDD to install XP on....
The 60 or the 120...
Somebody told me its best to have Windows on the HDD with the
bigger memory cache....is that true???

I usually store as much stuff as possible on the HDD with no OS
therefore it won't clutter up Windows....

PLEASE POST YOUR VIEWS!!!
 
#2
Well, I'd put Windows on the newer drive (since it's almost certainly also a faster drive), but there's no reason why you wouldn't partition the 120Gb out first. I have an 80Gb drive and I have 3 partitions on it - 1 15 Gb for Windows + apps, 1 35 Gb for games, and 1 25 Gb for misc. crap.
 
#3
Yeah what dipso said, but here's another variation on the same theme:

drive 1 partition 1 - 15 gigs for windows and "business apps"
drive 1 partition 2 - 30 gigs, games, saved downloads, pathces, and a large fixed size pagefile.

drive2 partition 1 - 15 gigs (this is an image copy of HD P1 that i copy over once a week when everythign is running smooth. I use partition magic to do that.
drive 1 partition 2 - bulk stuff i don't use taht often and backup of my patch collection, mp3's etc.
drive 2 partition 3 - an empty directory i use to dump cdrw images to, etc

I'd juggle it a little since you'll have 120 on HD 1 and 60 on HD 2. but you get teh idea. also hd one letters can be set past your cdrw, dvd etc i,j,k...
 
#4
oops meant HD2's letter can be moved past the cd's etc.

makes for easier accsess. The partitions and letter moves are doen from administrative tools. Do a help seacrh if you can't find it The disk maanagement tools are WELL hidden.
 

LocKStocK

Smokin & Jokin
#6
Woohoo!:D

Alrighty then, thx for help guys!!
One more question:
Should I install Office XP and other applications on the partition with XP on?
 
J

jroc

Guest
#7
I have a A7V333 w/Raid..but use the Lumberjack Tweaked Bios and I have 4 Maxtors ATA 133 (Maxtor DiamondMax 9's)...2 on the Promise Controller Full UDMA 133...which will also accomadate CDR/CDRW/DVD or any other ATAPI Device....no reason to ditch the 20gig HDD if you have a IDE to put it on...at least it will hold backups
 

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