How should I setup my HD(s)?

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  1. Under_Fire

    Under_Fire Duck and Run

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    With this this mobo.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128263

    i am generally a noob at hard drives and was planning on just one 160g WD drive but would it be wiser to setup multiple hard drives for better performance? how hard would this be and would the benefits be worth the extra cash?

    here is the rest of the system, if it matters (still in boxes, waiting installation...)

    AMD 64 3500
    1g Corsair
    Leadtek 6800GT
    Lite-On Burners
    Chaintech AV710
     
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  2. danskmacabre

    danskmacabre Guest

    Personally, I have a 160GB hdd.
    I have set it up ½and ½.
    ½ for the OS and the standard apps, like office and stuff and the other ½ for games and data storage.

    Probably excessive to give that much for the OS, and apps, but hell, HDDs are cheap anyway. and I have another 80GB HDD for more storage.

    If you wanna optimise, give say, 40 GB for your C drive if you just wanna store the OS and basic apps etc...That'll be plenty..
     
  3. Under_Fire

    Under_Fire Duck and Run

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    cool, and i guess there are always external drives for temp storage.
     
  4. danskmacabre

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    Sure, but you know that was just a general guildeline.
    You could split up the rest into smaller partitions if you want to make sorting out various data you are storing.
    For example. you might want to create a partition purely multimedia or a games partition or whatever, the benefit mostly being it will be easier to get at stuff if you know a specific drive letter has only certain types of content.

    I don't know if there are speed benefits to having smaller partitions, maybe there is, but I wouldn't have thought there'd be much in it.
     
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    1 big partition.



    chaintech :mamoru:
     
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    I would split it up into 3 partitions, 1 20GB partition for Windows/Programs and split up the other 2 however you want for games and music etc.
     
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    the onboard is prolly better...
     
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    Small Partition for windows (4-5 gigs), another for programs (bigger), rest for general storage.
     
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    we'll see, not really sweating over 20 bucks.
     

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