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#1 Yukon Trooper

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 01:13 PM

Breaking my RAID array and going with two single drives. How should I set them up? I've read it's best to have the OS on one drive, and to have apps/games/pagefile on the other. I will store files on both drives, as they are 750GB drives.

So my setup would look something like this:

First Drive:

C: OS

E: Storage

Second Drive:

F: Pagefile

G: Apps/Games

H: Storage

This would be the optimal setup, correct?

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 02:15 PM

Looks alright, I think I'd probably put programs and games on the same drive as the OS though. Having them on the same drive as the pagefile may decrease performance.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 07:00 PM

Looks alright, I think I'd probably put programs and games on the same drive as the OS though. Having them on the same drive as the pagefile may decrease performance.


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Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:15 PM

I tend to do the same, OS and programs/games on one, pagefile and storage on the other. I tend to move "My Documents" to the other drive as well. If my drives aren't any good (I'm procrastinating finding out...) I'll be re-working my setup too ^^

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:05 PM

OK, so...

First Drive:

C: OS/Games/Apps

E: Storage

Second Drive:

F: Pagefile

G: My Documents/Temp Folders

H: Storage

What is the advantage of having the "My Documents" folder on a second drive? Same theory of having the second drive being able to read from the pagefile, while the first drive reads the apps/games? Someone also mentioned putting all my temp folders on the second drive, so I put it with the "My Documents" partition. Is this recommended for the same reason as above?

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:16 PM

I like to keep docs on the second drive so I can just link to it again if I wipe the OS out. Careful, some apps don't like the pagefile on anything but the C: drive.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:25 PM

I have C: (OS and apps pertaining to the OS), D: (Games, docs) and pagefile: on my first drive. I have Ubuntu, Hardy Heron on my second drive.
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