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    Seperate drive for operating system?

    Hi, Just a quick question, is it better to have a separate drive for you operating system (Vista in my case) if so please name a good drive (not too expensive) which can hold vista 64 bit




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    Re: Seperate drive for operating system?

    This will hold vista no problems, it is expensive for its capacity, but not so hideously expensive its unaffordable. And its fast.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=410985
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    Re: Seperate drive for operating system?

    Just make a partition for windows. I would stick it on a 500GB drive which perform pretty much the same as the 36GB raptor in most area's anyway.

    I would have a drive for apps and a drive for junk

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    Re: Seperate drive for operating system?

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Just make a partition for windows. I would stick it on a 500GB drive which perform pretty much the same as the 36GB raptor in most area's anyway.

    I would have a drive for apps and a drive for junk
    Apps and OS?

    Or Apps partition, OS partition, junk partition.

    May try that.
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    Re: Seperate drive for operating system?

    Well if you can afford it a hard drive for each..or at least one for OS/ apps and one for junk but partitions work pretty well.

    Zak33 has done a few threads on partitions and his theorys about how best to make them

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    Re: Seperate drive for operating system?

    I use 3 drives, two older IDE 80GB drives, one for the OS, one for media files, my newer SATA-II drive is used for games as its access time means games load quicker (albeit marginally)

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    Re: Seperate drive for operating system?

    If you can afford it then go for it, it'll give you a performance increase. My home PC has always had a min of 2 drives, 1 for the OS and the other for the rest of my crap.

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    Re: Seperate drive for operating system?

    Personally I plan on getting a drive for OS & Apps and will be storing my junk documents on a NAS box.

    Has the small advantage I can get to my music and documents from the laptop if I'm feeling like a lazy day in bed, or if I wanna do some work from home I should be able to access it from there as well.

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    Re: Seperate drive for operating system?

    I'm a bit of a sliencer and gave up on the idea of using 2 hard drives (one for OS, the other for data) due to the extra noise.

    Now have one drive in a Scythe Quiet enclosure and it's very very quiet.

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