Would putting the OP on a small HDD help performance? Tags: Hard Drives Performance Storage Last response: September 6, 2010 4:56 AM in Storage Share markman090 September 5, 2010 11:28:40 PM I just recently got an old 40GB HDD (7200rpm) that needs an IDE cable to use. My main HDD is a 500GB 7200rpm drive (SATA). Would i see a performance increase if i installed my operating system onto the 40GB, and used my 500GB for everything else? More about : putting small hdd performance blackmancer a b G Storage September 6, 2010 4:56:40 AM no, that would give u worse performance because the older drive just performance worse. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow do I back up my Win7 op systm to my external hard drive Forum[ADVICE]!! Small Office High Performance /Reliability Network ForumNeed help putting together a complete $600-$830 budget gaming rig ForumHelp Building a Small Business Server ForumAMD vs Intel... real-world performance ? ForumSilent, small 'gaming' rig. ForumWindows home server OP ForumRC4558 Variants IC OP amp ForumSetup small home office server (long read) ForumHDD thrashing in games, need some help ForumHomebuild upgrade £500 need more performance !! ForumCasual conversation; small talk. ForumHow to partion hard drive for best performance ForumOp amp advice Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumAccessing HDD data without Formatting Forum[Solved] Do i reformat my HDD now i cloned it to my SSD? Forum[Solved] Would a Dual Layer DVD disc be read by a DVD-ROM only? Forum[Solved] How does a SSD help gaming? ForumHDD detected by BIOS but cannot detect size. Did I lose everything? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !