I have only a single Maxtor 80GB 7200rpm Ultra-ATA/130 2mb cache HDD already in my pc, which has the OS, and all my software etc etc.
That drive is now full, so I took the plunge and purchased a new Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB Internal SATA150 16mb cache HDD.
I have not installed it yet, as I am unsure of the best way (performance wise) to set it up.
Do I partition it into several smaller drives, and use it purely for storage and software (games, applications, movies etc); and keep the 80gb drive as the boot drive with the OS already installed?
Or do I partition it into several smaller drives, and set it as a boot drive with XP Pro installed, and use the 80gb HDD as backup/storage?
As there is a big difference between cache sizes on these two HDD's, and SATA is faster than the other, what would be my optimal setup? Will the faster HDD increase OS and software applications performance?
Hope somebody can help???
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