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November 21, 2013 3:51:48 PM

I was looking around in my closet and I found that I have an extra hard drive. I was wondering if it's possible for me to connect it to my pc even though I already have a hard drive installed? If so, could I use it to store games and would it increase my gaming performance having them stored on a separate drive?

It's a Seagate Hard drive, with 7200 RPM and 160 GB(s) of space.
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November 21, 2013 4:08:19 PM

Anthony1025 said:
I was looking around in my closet and I found that I have an extra hard drive. I was wondering if it's possible for me to connect it to my pc even though I already have a hard drive installed? If so, could I use it to store games and would it increase my gaming performance having them stored on a separate drive?

It's a Seagate Hard drive, with 7200 RPM and 160 GB(s) of space.


It won't increase performance. But it will save space on your main drive
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November 21, 2013 4:17:30 PM

USAFRet said:
Anthony1025 said:
I was looking around in my closet and I found that I have an extra hard drive. I was wondering if it's possible for me to connect it to my pc even though I already have a hard drive installed? If so, could I use it to store games and would it increase my gaming performance having them stored on a separate drive?

It's a Seagate Hard drive, with 7200 RPM and 160 GB(s) of space.


It won't increase performance. But it will save space on your main drive

Oh okay, I was just wondering because one of my friends who plays Starcraft II told me he gained more FPS from putting it on a separate drive.

Would I just have to plug it into the connector and it would be ready to go, or would I have to install anything to use it?

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November 21, 2013 4:21:32 PM

Anthony1025 said:
USAFRet said:
Anthony1025 said:
I was looking around in my closet and I found that I have an extra hard drive. I was wondering if it's possible for me to connect it to my pc even though I already have a hard drive installed? If so, could I use it to store games and would it increase my gaming performance having them stored on a separate drive?

It's a Seagate Hard drive, with 7200 RPM and 160 GB(s) of space.


It won't increase performance. But it will save space on your main drive

Oh okay, I was just wondering because one of my friends who plays Starcraft II told me he gained more FPS from putting it on a separate drive.

Would I just have to plug it into the connector and it would be ready to go, or would I have to install anything to use it?



Power down, plug it in, power up. You either have a new D drive, or maybe have to go into Disk Management and give it a drive letter.

After that..install something to it.

And whenever someone says "I got better FPS by doing X!"...ask him to show you the money and test results.
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November 21, 2013 4:31:31 PM

USAFRet said:
Anthony1025 said:
USAFRet said:
Anthony1025 said:
I was looking around in my closet and I found that I have an extra hard drive. I was wondering if it's possible for me to connect it to my pc even though I already have a hard drive installed? If so, could I use it to store games and would it increase my gaming performance having them stored on a separate drive?

It's a Seagate Hard drive, with 7200 RPM and 160 GB(s) of space.


It won't increase performance. But it will save space on your main drive

Oh okay, I was just wondering because one of my friends who plays Starcraft II told me he gained more FPS from putting it on a separate drive.

Would I just have to plug it into the connector and it would be ready to go, or would I have to install anything to use it?



Power down, plug it in, power up. You either have a new D drive, or maybe have to go into Disk Management and give it a drive letter.

After that..install something to it.

And whenever someone says "I got better FPS by doing X!"...ask him to show you the money and test results.


Okay, thanks. One more thing though, if I remember correctly I had a bunch of crap installed on that hard drive years back. So, when I install the drive again I can reformat it right?
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November 21, 2013 4:41:02 PM

Anthony1025 said:


Okay, thanks. One more thing though, if I remember correctly I had a bunch of crap installed on that hard drive years back. So, when I install the drive again I can reformat it right?


Yes. You can reformat and blow all that old stuff away.
Just don't blow away old family pictures.
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November 21, 2013 4:50:43 PM

USAFRet said:
Anthony1025 said:


Okay, thanks. One more thing though, if I remember correctly I had a bunch of crap installed on that hard drive years back. So, when I install the drive again I can reformat it right?


Yes. You can reformat and blow all that old stuff away.
Just don't blow away old family pictures.


Well, thanks for help man.
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