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Hey Guy's,

I bought a new Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5 TB SATA / 64MB Cache Hard Drive and am wondering which is the best format to install Windows 7 under.

Should I use AHCI or IDE?

I have Windows 7 currently installed on 2 WD 140 GB Raptors in raid-0 and most of my saved data on 2 Segate Baracudas in Raid-0.

I also have Windows installed on a Kingston 30 GB SSD, my thought was to have the OS on the SSD and use the Caviar as storage but the OS alone takes up almost all of the space on the SSD.

I am just trying to figure out which will be the fastest and best option and still be able to transfer all of my saved files from the drives that I have set up in Raid?

Any helpfull suggestions appreciated, thanks in advance for your knowledge and thoughts,

Hogans.
    
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Here is some info one AHCI vs IDE to help you out has benchmarks and lots of info for each set up:

http://expertester.wordpress.com/200...ark-advantage/
    
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Here is some info one AHCI vs IDE to help you out has benchmarks and lots of info for each set up:

http://expertester.wordpress.com/200...ark-advantage/
Thanks for that, very imformative...
    
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