80gig and 200gig... does it matter where i install games?

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  1. sushibug

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    i never really thought much about this, but if i have winxp on my 80gig hd, should i install a game on the same harddrive for better performance or does it not really matter at all? the second hd is a 200gig, same rpm and cache.
     
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    performance wise... it wouldnt make a difference i dont think.

    personally i wouldnt install games onto my larger drives, since i leave the larger drives for storage only. someone else on OT said it best... "its easier to reinstall windows, apps, and games than it is to 're-aquire' all the stuff you've 'aquired' over the years."

    so use the big ones for storage, and the smaller for apps/games/etc.

    thats my .02 anyways.
     
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    Assuming the hard drives are the similar in other stats, cache, platter speed etc it shouldn't matter. But I do what the zak posted.
     
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    yeah.. thats what i figured but i was wondering if there was a definitive answer for this. i guess the only way would be to benchmark it on two diff installs. too lazy to do that.
     
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    The more important issue is to keep your programs and your virtual memory on different disks, because while you probably won't be actively using Windows and your game at the same time, you definitely WILL be using virtual memory and your game at the same time.
     

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