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Adding new hard drive - use old backup (750) or new 1tb

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May 27, 2011 12:32:53 AM

I currently have 1 750 gb hard drive and a 750 gb hard as my backup (internal but encased as external). I am running out of space on the main drive and bought a new 1 TB hard drive. Should I use that as my backup and move the other 750 GB into the desktop or just install the 1 TB into the desktop?

Any thoughts?

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a c 143 G Storage
May 27, 2011 12:52:05 AM

What are your 750 GB drives and what is the 1 TB drive?

If the 1TB isn't a faster drive than the 750 GB drives, it makes no sense to set it up as the OS drive, so your best option would be just to utilize it as another storage drive.
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May 27, 2011 12:59:09 AM

I think the 1TB is faster but I wouldn't set either up as the OS drive - I'll just leave the current 750GB drive as the master/OS drive. My question is whether I will run out of backup space too quickly if I don't use the 1 TB drive as the backup drive.

Current OS Drive - 750 GB WD Caviar Black (95% full)
Current "Backup" - 750 GB WD Caviar Green 3.0Gb/s

New Drive - 1 TB WD Caviar Black 6.0 GB/s

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a c 143 G Storage
May 27, 2011 1:04:31 AM

You will really not see a difference between the 1TB and 750GB Blacks (specially on a SATA II controller). I don't think it will be worth the effort to reinstall everything for the new drive. I would just move everything you can to the new drive to free up space on the 750GB Black.
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