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I currently have 2 hard drives(640+1.5TB), filled with random media and files that I want to keep, but never seem to organize.

I just recently bought a 3rd hard drive (1TB) and have installed Windows 7.

I'd like to start over new, so what's the best way to optimize this? Should I keep all my media in a separate drive, or go ahead and put it on this one...or should I partition this 1TB into smaller parts...?

What will make this faster, and lag less?
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Assuming they are all 7.2k drives, I would partition however much you need for the OS/games at the beginning of the largest drive. This will keep all of your most-used files on the fastest part of any of your drives.

Then just use the rest as storage.
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