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July 28, 2013 2:16:57 PM

In my new PC rig I am wondering what the best configuration for storage would be.

I currently have the following hard drives:
3.5" 80GB WD Blue from my old desktop to be used as Linux boot drive.
2.5" 750GB Seagate Momentus XT (7200 rpm Hybrid SSD + HDD) that is currently in my laptop.
2.5" 640GB Hitachi (5400 rpm HDD) that originally came with my laptop. It's currently sitting in a box on my shelf.
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In my build I plan to buy a 128GB SSD for Windows and a few programs/games.
Below are some configurations I was thinking of:

A. 128GB SSD boot + 640GB Hitachi for storage
B. 128GB SSD boot + 750GB Seagate for storage (and put the Hitachi in my laptop)
C. 128GB SSD boot + 1TB Seagate Barracuda (which I will have to purchase) for storage + 640GB Hitachi for extra storage
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Which do you guys think is the best option? Would the Hitachi be very slow in my computer (since it is 5400 RPM) or would it not even matter since it would be purely a storage drive? If it does matter, would it be worth swapping out my laptop hard drive and putting the Seagate Momentus XT in my new build? And furthermore, would it even be worth buying a 1TB Barracuda (though I'm sure it's faster than the Hitachi) since I have all of this storage at my fingertips as it is? I mean, I could always add a 1TB HDD in the future quite easily.

Sorry for throwing so many questions at you, and thank you for taking the time to read all of them.

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July 28, 2013 2:27:37 PM

I'd use the 640GB drive since it just sitting there. If it is just for storage, 5400rpm is okay. I don't think that it is worth the effort to swap out the notebook drive.
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July 28, 2013 2:33:37 PM

RealBeast said:
I'd use the 640GB drive since it just sitting there. If it is just for storage, 5400rpm is okay. I don't think that it is worth the effort to swap out the notebook drive.


That's what I suspected. I was leaning towards just using the 640GB. I just wanted someone else's opinion. Thanks for your help!
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