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Which Hard Drive for Which?

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March 5, 2007 6:24:15 PM

I have 1x (http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/94403)
and 2x (http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/78243)

I currently have 1 HHD for games 1 for OS & Gerneral Appz and 1 for vid editing +vids.

Which Hard Drive would be best for which, also is it best for games to go on seperate Hard Drive to the OS or on the same?

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March 5, 2007 7:20:16 PM

im not sure of specifics of the drives themselves to be able to say which is faster really, but, going by the specs in the links you gave... i would say to keep the OS/applications/games/videos all on the 250GB hdd (with backups made elsewhere if possible, to dvds/cds/external hdds, etc)... and put the 2*160GB hdds in raid 0 for your video editing, and for hosting your OS pagefile and internet cache as well (use the largest stripe size available when setting up the raid 0 array)... raid 0 is not recommended for storing essential data, but for temporary storage such as editing, it makes perfect sense, and youll see a performance increase above a single hdd, by up to about ~15%, when it comes to dealing with large files like you are

IMO this would be the ideal way to do things, if possible
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