Solved Fast vs storage hard drives for programs Tags: Hard Drives Velociraptor Storage Last response: April 12, 2010 7:28 PM in Storage Share John1967 March 19, 2010 12:49:09 PM Hello, My question is, if I have a, lets say, a 300gig velociraptor for my main drive and a 1tb drive for storage, which drive would be best for installing new programs on? If it's better to install programs on the velociraptor, do I just save files from those programs onto the Storage drives? Would that slow my system down bouncing back and forth between drives? Sorry for my ignorance, but I have zero knowledge about these things. Thank you, ~John~ More about : fast storage hard drives programs evongugg a b G Storage March 19, 2010 1:13:24 PM Save all programs to the velociraptor. Save your data files to the the 1 TB drive. Better to avoid bouncing between drives. John1967 March 29, 2010 12:03:33 AM Thank you evongugg. Related resources Picking an SDD - Price vs Storage vs Speed - Forum Hard Disks vs Holographic Storage !!! - Forum What's a really fast , but good size hard drive ? - Forum [ Hard Drives ] One 2TB HDD vs Two 1TB HDD's - Forum Scratch = Storage = Start-up Drives Question(s) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Ventoris March 29, 2010 12:09:57 AM I agree. Use the Raptor for your OS and programs. Install Windows, Office, Photoshop, Winamp, games, etc... on this drive. Use the 1TB drive for photos, music, videos, documents, downloads, etc... John1967 April 5, 2010 2:20:45 AM Ventoris said:I agree. Use the Raptor for your OS and programs. Install Windows, Office, Photoshop, Winamp, games, etc... on this drive. Use the 1TB drive for photos, music, videos, documents, downloads, etc... Thank you Ventoris, you and evongugg have both been very helpful. John1967 April 12, 2010 7:28:52 PM Best answer selected by John1967. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumRunning games off hard drives 7,200 vs 10,000 rpm ForumI need 2 hard drives ; OS and storage ForumOffice Rack Mount Computer build, data storage unit ForumGaming Build Storage ? [HDD vs . SSD] ForumWhy Multiple Hard Drives .... ForumIs networking attached storage what i need here? reliable? ForumSSD plus 1 HDD vs . 2 HDDs in RAID 0 or use external drives for video editing on ForumIs my current computer fast ? ForumSsd with a 5900 vs 7200 hard drive ? ForumNeed a new fast hard drive with decent amount of storage ForumRAID 0 + SSD = super fast hard drive ? Forum4200 RPM drive fast enough? ForumTo RAID or not to RAID, backup advice. ForumNeed advice on setting up my hard drives for video editing ForumWeird hard drive behavior, intel x-25 raid 0 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !