[QUOTE=dharvey24;2155727]Question guys and gals.
I already have a 160gb hard drive. Its fast running out of space with music, videos and games etc. So i’ve bought a 500gb hard drive to add to my system therefore giving me 650gb in total. One as a master and the other as a slave.
But the question is…which one should be the master? the smaller one or faster one? If i’m playing a game does it write to the master everytime or will it write to the disk its launched from? Eitherway which is best, smaller disk so that it doesn’t have to look as far or larger disk so that it doesn’t have to look too hard for free space?
My first thought was to put the operating system on the smaller one and everything else on the larger one so that it would boot quicker? But am unsure? Any ideas?[/QUOTE]
I would say move your data and game install to the 500G and keep the 160G as the main drive. In my system I have the smaller drive as the main and the rest as storage and game install and data storage. Reason being when you install the O/S and Office, Adobe if you have it won’t take up the 160G drive there for leaving more space for future software installs. Here how my install was 1.5G for XP pro sp3 and with Office took up 4G or so. So a large HDD will never really fill up the main HDD. So use your 500G for storage and backup.