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I also have two older 80GB and 40GB IDE externals that don't really count.

Opinions? Should I put the OS on the 1TB black or the 750GB?
(Note: I don't really want to RAID the 640GB blues)

The Greens are currently set up in a dual-bay enclosure in JBOD (I'd lose 500GB if I merged them into one big drive).

I plan on taking the current OS drive out and storing it away incase of a rainy day and it qualifies as an OS backup drive (incase one of the black drives crap the bed). The Seagate, I just don't like using it and I don't trust it to be running 24x7 anymore.
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Use the 1Tb as your OS and games/steam drive as its the fastest of the lot. Then the 750 and so on.

1TB> 750 black> BLUE> Seagate> Green.

DO NOT use the 750 black as an OS drive because it is the slowest black HDD out there.
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Use the 1Tb as your OS and games/steam drive as its the fastest of the lot. Then the 750 and so on.

1TB> 750 black> BLUE> Seagate> Green.

DO NOT use the 750 black as an OS drive because it is the slowest black HDD out there.
So.......

Example: OS + Steam (And all games) on the 1TB black. Music, videos and other assorted non-steam games on the 750GB?

I've been running on the 640GB Caviar Blues for quite sometime (OS + Steam + Videos + Music) and never had much of an issue with load times.

Is the 750GB Black really that bad? (I didn't see any negative benchmarks about the HDD)
    
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Use the 1Tb as your OS and games/steam drive as its the fastest of the lot. Then the 750 and so on.

1TB> 750 black> BLUE> Seagate> Green.

DO NOT use the 750 black as an OS drive because it is the slowest black HDD out there.
I kinda disagree with this. The 750GB Black has awful sequential speeds, but most OS use is seeking all over the place - an area the 750GB Black is not weak.

It won't boot the fastest, but I like the idea of keeping OS and games separate. Then your WD 1TB Black can be devoted to what's most important. You could run a web browser and a load a game without them impacting each other at all, so you could start Firefox and Steam at the same time, no problemo.

If you're going to put pics/videos on the same drive as games, be sure to partition smartly. First partition should be large enough for your games, and not much else. It's the fastest one, so only your games go there. Then use the next partition(s) for other data.
     
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