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What are the sizes/speeds of these two drives? Have you considered going RAID?
The first drive is a WD 120GB SATA II, I'm not sure on the speed, I don't think it's that great.

The second drive is a Seagate Barracuda, SATA II 7200.11RPM with 32MB Cache.

I haven't thought about it, Nope. How does it work?
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What's the size on the 7200.11?
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post #13 of 18
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The first drive is a WD 120GB SATA II, I'm not sure on the speed, I don't think it's that great.

The second drive is a Seagate Barracuda, SATA II 7200.11RPM with 32MB Cache.

I haven't thought about it, Nope. How does it work?
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What's the size on the 7200.11?
Doesn't matter... RAID0 won't be worth it. WD hasn't made 120GB HDs in awhile so it is definitely a 2-3 yr design. Performance will be lacking. The smallest 7200.11 is 500GB (last I checked). This is even a more compelling reason not to RAID.
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What's the size on the 7200.11?
Sorry, it's a 500GB.
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post #15 of 18
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Doesn't matter... RAID0 won't be worth it. WD hasn't made 120GB HDs in awhile so it is definitely a 2-3 yr design. Performance will be lacking. The smallest 7200.11 is 500GB (last I checked). This is even a more compelling reason not to RAID.
Duckie is right (to which Duckie replies, "Was there ever any doubt?"), it's not worth it for you to RAID those HDDs. However, it does being up another question. Are you using the WD 120GB for your OS/Program and the 7200.11 for your storage drive? If so, that is a mistake IMO.
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Duckie is right (to which Duckie replies, "Was there ever any doubt?"), it's not worth it for you to RAID those HDDs. However, it does being up another question. Are you using the WD 120GB for your OS/Program and the 7200.11 for your storage drive? If so, that is a mistake IMO.
I am, Yes, Only because I have Windows and all my files currently on my WD HDD.

Would there be any benefits to moving it to the other HDD? I know it's faster, but would I actually notice? What if I just stuck my games on the Seagate drive?
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For some reason, I cannot format my Seagate HDD. I right clicked on it in 'My Computer' Clicked 'Format' and it gets to the end, after a good while, and says "Windows Cannot Complete the Format"...

What's up with this!?
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post #18 of 18
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For some reason, I cannot format my Seagate HDD. I right clicked on it in 'My Computer' Clicked 'Format' and it gets to the end, after a good while, and says "Windows Cannot Complete the Format"...

What's up with this!?
Try loading up a Linux Live CD such as DSL and partition it with QParted.
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