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I've been running my OS on a Samsung HD 160JJ/P since I built this PC. Last year I picked up a 500GB Barracuda which I used for storage and games and such. I got a 1TB F3 for Christmas.

In HDTune the 160GB drive reads at a maximum of 55MB/s and a minimum of 26MB/s. I think this is the reason why my OS has always been so slow... (Also, the random access time sucks).

Should I move everything from my 500GB drive to my 1TB drive, format the 500GB drive and use it for my OS?

tl;dr: 160GB currently in use for OS, 500GB for storage, just got an F3. 160GB reads at ~26-55MB/s, 500GB Barracuda reads at >100MB/s. Would moving my OS to the 500GB Barracuda be noticably faster than keeping it on this 160GB drive?

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The F3 should be faster than the Barracuda. I would use that, but between those two 500GB would be best.
    
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The F3 should be faster than the Barracuda. I would use that, but between those two 500GB would be best.
Thanks for the reply, +rep

I was going to keep the F3 for storage and I keep almost everything on another drive anyway, would using a 1TB drive for an OS be overkill?

I only suggested using the 500GB because it's a hell of a lot faster than what I'm running it on now and it'll mean I waste less space than with a 1TB OS drive.
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Not overkill at all.

A faster HDD makes everything so much snappier. If you want to save space you could disable system restore and hibernate. If you know you won't use them that is.
    
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