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Old 08-14-2006, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 250gb SATA WD Caviar and Im thinking about adding another 160 or 200gb hd. Will having 2 hard drives affect the performance of my computer?
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends.


You can Do RAID0 if you get another 250 gb.

RAID stand for Redundant Array In disks.


Basically its alot faster.

but if you get a bigger or smaller drive and you add it on you wont see a diffrence at all.
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Most likely the new drive will be smaller. Probably 160gb
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You won't notice the difference if you were to add that extra hard drive.
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It depends.


You can Do RAID0 if you get another 250 gb.

RAID stand for Redundant Array In disks.


Basically its alot faster.

but if you get a bigger or smaller drive and you add it on you wont see a diffrence at all.
Rudundant Array of Independant Disks*
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Saying there will be no performance difference is sort of false. If you have a program that uses alot of memory so uses alot of page file and uses a hard drive for reading and writing alot than there will be better performance. But the only time I have ever done something that did that was transfering a video to BMP frames.

Also, if you use record games with a program like FRAPS than having it on a independant HDD increases game performance.
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There's no real reason to fear hard drives slowing down your computers performance.

You won't notice a difference.
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Rudundant Array of Independant Disks*

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