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I just got a new 250gb WD installed, and I notice that it is substantially faster then my current drive. I want to have my operating system files moved over to the new drive, as well as a few game files and some other program folders that are accessed on boot. The goal is to distribute about half of my programs between the two, so when I boot the OS is seeking files from both hard drives. Kind of like a safer RAID 0 until I get a new motherboard. Never had more then one drive on a computer though, what is the appropriate way to distribute files between them?
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So basically you want to set up RAID without setting up RAID. I don't think it works like that. You should just wait and set up RAID 0 when you get a new mobo.
Edited by BiG O - 12/12/08 at 10:57am
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I want some files to be located on different drives. Is there anyway to do this without reinstalling them?
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What you need to do is take an image of the current drive and then apply it to your new drive. Once that is done, reformat the old drive and move data/media files to the old drive.

You can't just move OS/app file and expect everything to work (hence, the image).
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I want some files to be located on different drives. Is there anyway to do this without reinstalling them?
If they aren't OS files, sure. You could move the entire program file folder of a program of yours to the other drive, and run it from there.
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What you need to do is take an image of the current drive and then apply it to your new drive. Once that is done, reformat the old drive and move data/media files to the old drive.

You can't just move OS/app file and expect everything to work (hence, the image).
Could you direct me to a guide and appropriate programs to do this?
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My favourite imaging software is Drive Image XML (DIXML) on a BartPE disc. It's free, and I like it more than Acronis.
http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm
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I don't think it will work like you want it to. There is no way to 'split' system or program files that are required for said program between to harddrives without going to RAID 0.

You could install a program on one drive, then store media/documents/save files on the other, but that is about it.

What I have in my system is:
1 Drive and 2 partitions. 1 partition is OS and the other is applicatons.
1 Drive for application save files and media files
2 drives in RAID 0 for games

That way when I reformat I can just do the very first drive only, reinstall my apps, OS and game files, and leave everything else untouched.
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