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    Drive configuration

    Right, on my machine at the mo I have the following drives.

    2x80Gb WD SATA
    1x300Gb Maxtor SATA
    1x160Gb WD SATA

    Now, currently the 2 80's are in a stripped array and are split in a 30gb 119Gb C and D drive, C being where all my docs, programs, windows etc are installed.
    D where all my games are and a chunk of storage space for drivers etc etc are, idea being windows goes nipples north and I format the C drive and everything I need to get running again is on the D drive, have done it this way for years.
    E drive is the 160Gb drive, its just a spare drive atm.
    T Drive, the 300gb maxtor, this is where my swap file and temp directories are, used at lans etc as a dump drive and where DVD rips go.

    Now, is this the best way to do it from a performace POV, I dont really use the pc for much, IL2, BF2, CS:S and email/web browsing.

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    It isn't too bad....

    If you aren't to fussed about reinstalling windows though, it might be better if you put Windows on the spare single drive.

    Then the OS and your games/docs are on seperate drives.

    If you uncompress large archives, its worth creating a temp folder on the spare drive and setting your temp variables to point there as well, I find that can help a lot.
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    Well I'm going to reinstall this afternoon so I'm not fussed, I've backed C/D up to the 300Gb drive so can bin the array if needed, I could put the OS on a seperate drive but thats going to give me a lot of wasted space, after the OS and apps are installed the C drive never really gets touched, I havent had an OS/Apps install get anywhere near filling the 30Gb I have allocated to it.

    I suppose I could have an 80 for the C (OS), 80 for D (Games etc) and the 300 as the temp drive and take the 160gb out..

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