Setup of HDDs
I have 2 HDDs, XP OS on 20GB HDD and a 320GB for storage of everything else.
I have this setup due to previous upgrade of PC and recent HDD crash, it seems so sensible to use one small HDD for OS, and another larger one for all storage, easy to insert into another PC.
The only issue is that I was using an 80GB HDD for OS until it mysteriously crashed, failure mode unknown. Now using the 20GB HDD for OS, my PC is very slow, likely as it is a very old HDD, approx. 8-10 years.
Can anyone recommend a superior (quicker & safer) method of utilising 2 x HDDs for OS and storage?
Will HDD partioning help? Surely if HDD fails, it is likely it fails as a unit?
AMD Phenom II X4 965, Mobo: Biostar A880G+ c/w onboard Graphics & Sound, RAM: 8Gb DDR2, HDDs 2+2+4Tb, Monitor 24"
Using: Win10 64bit with Trend Micro TMS