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What to do with extra internal hard drive?

Hey guys,

So I bought another hard drive because my old one is extremely full and may be the reason why my computer is being sluggish.
I've successfully installed the hard drive and done all the bios/settings for it but now i am unsure what to do next.
If my full hard drive is causing my PC to slow down will adding a new hard drive even solve the problem or will I need to move some stuff from the first hard drive onto the new second one to "alleviate pressure".

also, since many of the games I play are from Steam and battle.net would It be smart to move the games onto the second hard drive to maybe increase performance?

I've done defrags/ccleaner too.

Thanks for the replies!
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  1. Draikor said:
    Hey guys,

    So I bought another hard drive because my old one is extremely full and may be the reason why my computer is being sluggish.
    I've successfully installed the hard drive and done all the bios/settings for it but now i am unsure what to do next.
    If my full hard drive is causing my PC to slow down will adding a new hard drive even solve the problem or will I need to move some stuff from the first hard drive onto the new second one to "alleviate pressure".

    also, since many of the games I play are from Steam and battle.net would It be smart to move the games onto the second hard drive to maybe increase performance?

    I've done defrags/ccleaner too.

    Thanks for the replies!


    Yes you should move some stuff to the other hard disk
  2. Are they both mechanical HDDs, as opposed to SSDs? And is the new drive larger than the old one?
  3. clutchc said:
    Are they both mechanical HDDs, as opposed to SSDs? And is the new drive larger than the old one?


    they are the same hard drive. Same size and both HDDs.
  4. When all is said & done the likelihood is that adding another secondary HDD to your system will only result in your having additional disk-space to contain programs & other data. It will have little, if any, impact to "alleviate pressure" on your primary boot HDD and will likely have virtually no impact on your "sluggish" PC.

    I'm not clear on your statement that you have "done all the bios/settings for it" ("it' apparently referring to the new secondary HDD). Ordinarily there's little, if anything, one has to manipulate in the system when adding a secondary drive other then after it's connected in the system other than initializing, partitioning, & formatting the drive. I'm hard-pressed to think of any "bios/settings" that would need to be involved following the installation of a secondary drive in the normal scheme of things.
  5. Best answer
    Draikor said:
    clutchc said:
    Are they both mechanical HDDs, as opposed to SSDs? And is the new drive larger than the old one?


    they are the same hard drive. Same size and both HDDs.


    Move the huge Steam folder to the new drive using this method. That should free up a lot of space on the old boot drive.

    If that still doesn't satisfy you for extra room, you'll have to do a clean Win install on the new drive, make it the boot drive, and delete everything on the old drive except the Steam folder using the method above to retain your games in working order.
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