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So I just got my new Seagate 3TB and I want to get as much use out of it as I can. Currently as far as mech drives go I have another 1TB Seagate for games/programs and a 3TB WD Green for media. I want to use the new 3TB that I just got and make it into a 1TB partition and a 2TB partition and span the 1TB partition to the 1TB drive and the 2TB partition to the 3TB drive.

Would you guys recommend that doing this would be a good idea? Would there be issues with a 7200RPM and a 5400RPM drive and that the new 3TB drive could be getting used by the other drives at the same time?
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What you are trying to do doesn't make any sense. Plus the amount of thrashing you will have the drive do will just slow you down. Just use your 1TB for games or whatever you are using it for, and then just put your data onto the 3TB.

Though since you have an SSD. You could move your documents, picutres, etc to your 3TB.


Here is my setup to give you an idea:

SSD - OS and programs (no games)
1TB - Games (have steam installed on this drive and have all large programs installed here as well).
3x750GB RAID 5 - Data. Have my Docs, Music, Pictures, etc (pretty much everything in the user folder) mapped to this drive.
2TB external - Archiving. Data that I wanna keep but don't really care about.
Edited by Lord Xeb - 11/28/12 at 5:13pm
 
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That's the thing though, here is my current setup:

SSD - OS and some games and programs.
3TB WD Green - 1/2 full of movies/music and the rest is free
1TB Seagate - Programs and Steam games and I have about 200GB left

Should I copy all the stuff off of the 1TB and just put it on the new Seagate 3TB? What should I do with the 1TB then?
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Move everything on the 3TB to the 2TB and use the 3TB for backup?

If you got a second 3TB, I would have done a RAID 1.
 
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Move everything on the 3TB to the 2TB and use the 3TB for backup?
If you got a second 3TB, I would have done a RAID 1.

I think were getting confused here lol. There is no 2TB drive, and my WD 3TB is constantly growing with new movies and such so I really don't want to cut back on it some more.

I guess I was just hoping that I could get a little more use out of the HDD than I could actually get, I think I'll just end up copying all my games/programs onto the new Seagate 3TB from the 1TB. Then just use that 1TB as backup drive.
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