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its pretty good, but u can have a much faster and better ssd for around the same price, a 40-60gb will easily do for windows+ all your programs and then install the games and large programs on a 2nd 1tb or so data drive
Perhaps this is a dumb question but aren't you supposed to install the games on the system's partition? Atleast that's what people told me because if you install games on another partition you are going to lose your save game files anyway when you reformat your system. Do most people install games on other partitions? If so I guess I can understand how they can have such a small partition for the OS itself. I was just trying to make sure I would have enough space so I chose the Raptor 150GB. Not totally sure if I want to upgrade to the new technology yet or not. VelociRaptor is the fastest HDD on the market right?
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By the way, has anyone ordered a hard drive from amazon lately? I hear their packaging is horrible? Anyone can confirm this or deny?
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Perhaps this is a dumb question but aren't you supposed to install the games on the system's partition? ?




no. Where do you think my games are?


On my 1tb HDD
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no. Where do you think my games are?


On my 1tb HDD
So if you were to reformat your system would you lose your save game files or is that false too?
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yes you would lose some of the save files but i back them up when i reformat i've always runned with a partiton dedicated to OS its allot simpler when reformating
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yes you would lose some of the save files but i back them up when i reformat i've always runned with a partiton dedicated to OS its allot simpler when reformating
I see, guess I'll need an external drive for reasons like that. So most people just install games on storage partitions and back up the save files etc on an external before reformatting?
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I see, guess I'll need an external drive for reasons like that. So most people just install games on storage partitions and back up the save files etc on an external before reformatting?
Yup
just back up your save games adn other files from your main drive and then go from there

I have a WD veloci and i love it its quick more then enough room for what i need
also have a 1tb external drive for other stuff
and a 150 internal seagate (dotn know which model off hand) for back ups of everything
seems crazy but it works
im planning on upgrading soon to ssds
but i might just get another raptor at 150gb and just raid it but the increase in speed doesnt really show from what i have been reading
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This may be a dumb question but I'm new to multiple hard drives in one system. I have 2 hard drives at the moment. Hard Drive A and B. A is the WD 640 GB and B is the Samsung 1 TB. Windows is currently installed on Hard Drive A. So my question is when I install a new hard drive, C (VelociRaptor), I will want to make that my boot drive and install windows on that. Do I have to unplug Hard Drive B then to install windows on A or no? I guess what I'm trying to explain here is that I will want to move Windows from hard drive B to C. How would you do that? I hope my use of A, B, and C here isn't too confusing.

By the way, I keep reading that VelociRaptor's aren't reallly that quiet. Is the noise annoyingly loud in them or not really a bother at all?
Edited by Vitaminx - 12/24/10 at 11:13pm
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By the way, I keep reading that VelociRaptor's aren't reallly that quiet. Is the noise annoyingly loud in them or not really a bother at all?
There pretty quiet i dont ever hear mine i only hear the fans from my cpu cooler and video card everything else is quiet

my other drive gets loud when in use my seagate internal 150 gb plus its an old drive been through alot


i would first plug your new HDD into the computer and then go into controls and partition and format it
you should be able to do this from your bios if im not mistaken probaly am

after that there is a way to transfer your contents from A drive to New C drive to make that C drive the OS

I dont know how to do that i usually always do a clean install because i only usualy do it once lol because i build it right there not upgrade

google will help you with that one for sure even on this site there are tutorials im sure of it use the search function for this
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