Advice on best multi drive set up Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: July 20, 2009 4:54 PM in Storage Share Burritoclock July 20, 2009 4:48:13 PM All right, I kinda think I know where to go with this, but I wanted to get some thoughts... Basically I am getting ready for Win7 and I plan to set up my system for optimal speed. Which of the following setups would be best (figuring IN performance versus ease of setup versus price) Currently I have a 500gb Caviar Black and a 1tb Caviar black. 1: I can leave as is, OS and programs on the 500 and most storage on the 1tb 2: Purchase 2 7200 rpm drives small (150-250gb) and use raid 0, and place the OS and programs onto those, and use the 1tb and the 500gb for storage 3: Purchase a small raptor for the OS and programs, and use the 1tb and 500gb for storage. 4: Some other recommended 4th option (a cheap SSD? I don't know a lot about the installation or the tweaking, also the price may not be worth it, but any advice. Would it be even better to use a small fast drive for the OS, the 500gb for programs and the 1tb for storage? BIG thanks in advance for any help! More about : advice multi drive set rcpratt July 20, 2009 4:54:36 PM Personally, I would get an SSD if you can swing it. The new Intel models should be out this week, and are expected to be slightly cheaper than their predecessors. If you don't want to spend that much, I personally wouldn't spend anything and would just put your OS/apps on your 1TB Black, that will be slightly faster than putting it on the 500GB. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedASUS P8Z77-V Premium Best Set Up Advice Please Forum SolvedNeed help with multi-monitor set up (using a GTX 770) Forum Solvedmulti monitor set up Forum SolvedHigh end multi monitor set up Forum SolvedMulti Monitor Set Up Forum Solvedmulti-monitor set ups, full screen on one or two monitors, how to? Forum SolvedCan i do this multi moniter set up? Forum Multi-boot system not set up right Forum Solvedhelp with a multi screen set up Forum What is the best way to set up a computer with SSD and a SATA drive Forum Best hard drive set up for recording Forum SolvedWhich is a better video card for multi-monitor set up? Forum SolvedWhat monitor/type to get for multi monitor set ups? Forum Please clarify how best to partition RAID 0 drive set up Forum Tosh P500 Dual Drive - SSD and HHD, best set up and how? Forum SolvedNew to Building: Will i have to set up my 2nd Hard Drive in any way? Forum SolvedMulti moniter set up woes Forum Solvedi want a laptop jus for multi-tasking openning up and running 5-10 programs and windows simultaneously, what is best laptop an Forum Best set up for new Hard Drive Forum SolvedSet up drive as MBR which lowered the volumne to 2tb want to convert to GPT to get the full 3tb Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !