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I mainly use my pc for games and video edition; I have 2 IDE HDS, 80gb. 7200rpm, 40gb. 5400rpm.
I read somewhere that I should use 1 HD for video capture&edition, 1 for the OS and programs, and 1 for storage, but I'm not sure. Which's the best HD's setup and what should I buy?
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If you're looking to get some new HDs, go with SATA if your board supports it, otherwise IDE works well too, however I probably would not use the 5400rpm drive, simply for speed purposes. I would get something w/ at least 8mb of cache. If you want to save a few bucks, use the 80 gb for your main drive, os, programs and get a second drive, 250gb or more (your choice) and partition it so you'll have 2 additional drives, use one for storage and the other for video and whatever you choose.

Yes, it's best to keep your os and programs on a separate drive incase you need to reinstall your os or what not.
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Yeah, I was thinking about buying a 250 or larger 7200rpm with 16mb buffer, and using the 80gb. for the OS and programs, but the 80gb drive has only 4mb. buffer, so I'm not sure about using it for the OS.
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How old is your 80 drive? If it's been used a lot, it may not be a bad idea to get a new one altogether. The last thing you want is to have your os and all your programs installed, just to find the drive is starting to fail.
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