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Hard Drive Setup Suggestions

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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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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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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.

 

Bingo!

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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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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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