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March 18, 2010 11:28:34 AM

Currently i plan to install Win7 64bit on a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3. This is the only drive i have in my build and wondered if it would be worth partioning the drive for the OS and applications or getting a second Drive completely specially for the OS.

Would i see any benefit from doing any of this?

I dont have a very large budget so getting a SSD is going to push me way over budget.

Im not sure exactly if i would benefit from having a seperate drive or partition for general media storage but friends have mentioned the idea to me so i thought id ask here.

One final thing, if i got a secodn drive would it be worth RAIDing them in order to maximise performance.

if you need any more info then please ask - sorry if iv not been very helpful im a little confuseda bout this whole thing.

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March 18, 2010 11:41:39 AM

Just partition the drive.

Let c: be 300gb and the rest of the space be d:

Always goog do hava an independent partition/drive for the Os installation.
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March 18, 2010 11:48:19 AM

Best answer selected by Baldwonder.
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March 18, 2010 11:48:24 AM

Fantastic thanks for the responce.
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March 18, 2010 11:53:49 AM

partitioning is better option ..for 1 Tb , do at least 2 or more partitions,,

C: drive for you operating systems & applications & D: drive for datas(for 2 partitions)

C:D rive for OS, D: drive for installing applications , E:

if have some money get another hdd & use it for only operating system & applications

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

are you a extreme gamer or normal home user
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March 18, 2010 11:58:57 AM

Im not a gamer really, i will rpobably play a few mainstream games but nothing major and im not that fussed about it.

My main use is Video editing and creative software such as CS4 suite. I need alot of space to store all the created files (video and picture files)

Dos that help? or change your opinion in anyway?
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March 18, 2010 12:08:14 PM

no change ,, better get another drive cheap drive as i mentioned..
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March 18, 2010 12:20:19 PM

manojgj said:
no change ,, better get another drive cheap drive as i mentioned..


Thanks for your advice, a second drive is going to stretch my budget but ill definatly look into it.
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