Question: Should I load the software on one HDD and use the other for storage? or should I partition one HDD with about 100GB for software and the other 900GB for storage also? Or should I do a Raid of some sort? I greatley appreciate any advice as I want my system to operate efficiently.
My system looks like this if it is important to the issue:
If you're happy with the speed that these drives provide, then just formatting them and using them how you please would work just fine. If you want a bit more performance, then partitioning the first ~80GB for the OS generally helps. If you wanna go all out, RAID0 would provide a significant increase in speed.