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Old 01-31-2005, 04:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have a 40Gb 2ms Seagate Barracuda HDD with 3 partitions on it. C is for the Win XP Pro OS, D is for the programs I use and E is for documents and other data.

I have just bought a 160Gb 8ms Seagate HDD and I am wondering which is the best way to use both drives.

I intend to do some video editing in the near future.

I have heard that it is best to keep all programs and data on a separate partition from the OS, which would allow a re-format and clean install. However, others say all programs should be on the C drive to enable faster operation.

Does anyone have a good idea on how best to utilise both drives?

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Old 01-31-2005, 07:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would recomend that you do the following:

Take your 40gb drive, back up your data, delete all the partitions and make one 40gb partition, this will be used for your os and all your programs.

With your new drive I would use that for your video editing, and all your personal files and documents.

If you dont want to go about installing your os and progams again after partitioning your 40gb drive just add the new one and use it for video editing.
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