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....