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Old 03-31-2004, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. I'm about to buy a new hdd and was wondering what the best setup for me would be. Currently I have a 60gb 7200rpm hdd, a dvd drive, a cd burner and a dvd burner. I will be buying a 120gb 7200rpm drive. Both hdds have an 8meg cache.

What would be ur recommended setup in relation to which component on what IDE cable? And in relation to which hdd to install windows xp on.

My motherboard aslo supports RAID, but not too sure if i should use it or not.

Thanks for you help!

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Old 04-01-2004, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Speaking for myself here, i would throw the OS on the smaller hd and set that one as Master.

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Old 04-01-2004, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Ares
Speaking for myself here, i would throw the OS on the smaller hd and set that one as Master.
I agree with Ares,

Use the smaller drive as your system drive (OS, Applications)

and use the larger drive as storage!

Usually programs benefit from this type of configuration, for example, if you Photoshop, and you have two seperate drives, your process time is dramatically reduced!! (Photoshop calls it scratch media)

Plus, if your OS drive crashes, you won't necessarily loose all of your data on the other drive!
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Yeah, half in half is were its at. As far as the three cd drives i have never had that so i cant really say.
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