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Slower HD + newer HD a bad combo?

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ok so i got my new HD (WD 16mb cache 7,200 rpms) and i chose to run my games off of it, so i made it strictly for games. Then i kept my OS on my old one, now when im playing a game it does bring less stuttering but i do notice some pretty quick heavy stutter that happens instantateosly when my older HD seems to be in use in the backround. Does this setup not work well together? Am i not seeing the full potential of my new HD? I tried installing windows on just my new one and dumping the new one but it says "Error, no previous version of windows found on hard disk" or something like that, so i scratched that plan.

Any ideas guys?

Thanks to helpers
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When you say old, you mean EIDE/IDE? Well, most are around 5400rpm, and have 2mb of cache, if it's as old as you say. I'd suggest getting a 20GB Sata 8MB strictly for the OS so you don't have problems.

That error message you mentioned means you're using an upgrade disk. You need a full version previously installed for the disc to work. What you can do is find an old Win2k or Win98 disk and put it in when it prompts you, then it will tell you when to put the XP disc back.
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Its IDE, and yeah i think it does have 2mb of cache.
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