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It's a disgrace that people try to make him spend more money without even looking at the free solutions.

Make a 80GB partition then install the OS and then use the rest of the unpartitioned space as D:\\.
D:\\ will be the place you store things.
Things in D:\\ is just as unaffected by C:\\ (Windows) as a physical separate drive.

I never have to reinstall my steam games, backup files when doing clean windows installations or even reinstall Firefox since I use Firefox Portable.


I'm currently having my other rigs HDD in since I lent my P182 rig to my step brother and don't want him to use my drive.
That's why there are two similar drives.

No need to use more GB than the OS needs.

Edited by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! - 12/28/10 at 5:50am
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
It's a disgrace that people try to make him spend more money without even looking at the free solutions.

Make a 80GB partition then install the OS and then use the rest of the unpartitioned space as D:\\.
Thats all well and good but he is concerned with mechanical failure. Two partitions on the same drive doesnt solve that "issue".
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Thats all well and good but he is concerned with mechanical failure. Two partitions on the same drive doesnt solve that "issue".
Adding a SSD doesn't change the factor either since the 1TB will still be active and would've crashed the same even if a SSD was present or not.
Just make sure the HDD isn't cooked inside a crappy case with poor air circulation.
I even use a HDD Silencer/Cooler.
My HDD's are never above 32c.
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