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post #1 of 7
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Hey guys, I found a 10GB harddrive sitting around and I need a format... so I was thinkin to put my OS just on the 10GB and store everything on my 80GB....

What are the pros and cons of doing this? Is there maybe a better setup for this?
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post #2 of 7
Chances are a 10GB HD is 5400RPM, and/or 2MB of cache.

Just use that for important backups and such that would be hard to get back.
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post #3 of 7
I do that, and like it much better, for when i reformat and such, all I have to do is reinstall my programs...but like that guy said, it's probably a slower HD, so it wouldn't be good to do.
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Yea that might be good for doing backups.... format it clean and then just slave it to save files instead of burning DVD's bonus!
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post #5 of 7
but if its an slow drive i would set my pagefile on the 80 gigs, that way you will not have an bottleneck from a slow pagefile
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post #6 of 7
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Oh no if its a slow harddrive I'll be just using it as a slave to backup for Formats. I plan to go RAID eventually when budget permits. Still working on Doing my new build. Hopefully I get this FX-57 s939 off a buddy (less than$100 :O) because his bro works for intel and he just got a free 6800 Extreme for free :'(.

You need to be SATA for raid correct?
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You need to be SATA for raid correct?
No, some mobos can do IDE RAID too.
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