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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources More storage or more performance?? (large SSD or small SSD+HDD)?? Forum Solved2 HDD system, should I put OS on small slow HDD? Forum SolvedWhat to put on SSDs and HDD HELP PLEASE Forum SolvedWant to put W8 on SSD but have W7 on HDD. Help!? Forum Help with performance Micro-atx/Small form factor PC Forum NEED HELP,new IDE HDD,now lagging,small hangings & arrgh Forum My XFX r9 280x is not performing well at all. Is it broken or maybe my HDD is braking? PLEASE HELP ME Forum Is it safe to put a laptop hdd to a regular desktop? help fast plz Forum How will a second HDD help me,performance wise? Forum When i put in my xbox 360 hdd into the xbox 360 it wont start help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !