I have a system I built in January 2008, with help from the kind people on this forum. I have since replaced the video card with recommendations also from Tom's Hardware, and I shortly plan to reinstall windows. I recently purchased a 2 TB hard drive mainly for storage.
I would like recommendations on what software should go where, as the hard drives I have are generally fairly old. I am unsure what would end up with the best load times for World of Warcraft, while multi-tasking with Firefox.
Where should I put these 4 items:
1. Windows XP
2. World of Warcraft
4. Music & Movies 1.5 TB+, will change over time and will likely be seeded on torrents.
This one is a toss up to be, the Western digital 2 tb drive has a 64mb cache but it looks like they only run and 5400 rpm, while the rest are 7200 rpm, but have a 16mb cache.
As the Western Digital is SATA I would probably partiton it and just use that for everything, with backups of my windows install and the important files on one of the other drives, but I'm not sure that it would make that much of a difference between any of the sata drives you have as the sata transfer will probably be about the same on all of them. I don't think with a new processor you will see much difference either way.