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why have two hard drives?
    
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More storage space and/or RAID capability?
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More storage?
RAID them? -- mirror or stripe
You can tweak performance a bit more w/ 2 HDDs
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Windows + Applications in one drive, Data in the other
2 in RAID0 for speed
2 in RAID1 for data safeguarding
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if one drive fails you still have another
    
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post #6 of 28
one for data and one for back up is a nice setup to have
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I know alot of people that like the idea of having a harddrive dedicated to OS/Applications and a seperate one for Data/Movies/Games.
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I put the OS and expendable programs on one drive, and important data on other drives. That way if Windows explodes on me, I can just reformat and not have to worry about losing anything important.
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post #9 of 28
Primary and backup.

I split by 320 GB into an OS and Data partition.
My 500 GB Is encrypted for backups.
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post #10 of 28
Two hard drivers are good for two specific things IMO. Use one as a storage drive for movies, music etc/server use and Use the other as your primary. Then there is RAID, With raid you take advantage of both hard drives. Meaning, Whilst using raid, You are basically and in simply terms using two hard drives acting as one in speed and space which is always better for most situations.

    
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