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well youll have a decrease in performance with the page file no matter where it is. even if its on a 15,000rpm scsi drive it still wont be as fast as normal memory cause it requires alot more time for the head to seek the hd and find what it needs
Really? So whats with the suggestions I've read to put it on a different partition/drive? That's what I was thinking too but...I dunno.
    
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i dont get what youre saying
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i dont get what youre saying
I dunno. I think I may have mis-understood this thread http://www.overclock.net/faqs/12192-...2nd+hard+drive

oh well. lol.
    
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UPDATE:

First time rounding of IDE cables. I exposed the wire twice, and the electric tape seems to be fine. It isn't pretty but there's a lot more space. I practiced slicing the very thin HDD IDE cables with some from another system. Not too successful so I just folded them over twice and taped them together.

Taped up some other cables against the side of the case. It's so pretty now!
Removed floppy drive, checked BIOS, all devices are recognizde and are correct as far as primary/slave assignments go.

Anyway, Norton is scanning the 2nd drive. My buddy has some cool stuff on there! After I transfer files I'll format it.

2 questions for the format:

1: Its capacity is 10GB. The original partition is FAT32, should I go ahead and reformat it NTFS?

2: This drive is nearly identical to my master, except it's 7200 RPM, as apposed to the master which is 5400 RPM. My question is, can I reformat the faster slave drive to FAT32/NTFS, put Half Life 2 on it, and run it faster than if I just ran the game on my slower master drive?

Thanks for you suggestions about the page file, I'm not gonna touch that, but this slightly new setup has got me wondering more things....
    
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since its only 10gb i would go for FAT32 cause FAT is better for smaller partitions. you can do either one though

yes, you could put programs such as half-life 2 on the faster drive and run them, but you wouldnt see and increase in performance. the loading time for it may decrease by a second or two, but once the game is loaded its not like your going to see an fps increase or have less lag. so theres not really a reason for you to unless you just want to
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since its only 10gb i would go for FAT32 cause FAT is better for smaller partitions. you can do either one though

yes, you could put programs such as half-life 2 on the faster drive and run them, but you wouldnt see and increase in performance. the loading time for it may decrease by a second or two, but once the game is loaded its not like your going to see an fps increase or have less lag. so theres not really a reason for you to unless you just want to
That's what I figured. Well...why not. Faster load times are good!

Now everest doesn't see near as many temperature sensors has before. No GPU reading...no system temp reading....ggrreeeat, I think I forgot to plug in a connector somewhere. heh....

As you can tell this is my first time doing this sort of thing. I'm just happy it booted up without any major hitches.
    
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yea i remember the first time i messed with anything in a computer. i had hardly any idea what i was doing and it took a couple of times to boot back up right
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yea i remember the first time i messed with anything in a computer. i had hardly any idea what i was doing and it took a couple of times to boot back up right
I'm not a complete novice but I guess I'm a little scared from one "incident"

My little sister was having a party....I joined in on the fun. Needless to say I left the kiddies to themselves and eventually proceded to start the computer having forgotten to put the CPU heatsink/fan on. I fried the motherboard...but the CPU was fine....I have no idea. hehe....
    
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post #29 of 29
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Some stats on the 2 drives.

I'll be cloning the Seagate and "pasting" with Norton Ghost onto my very new 260GB Seagate that is definitely waay faster than both these drives.

Which of these 2 drives should be the slave to my soon to be 260GB primary drive?

    
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