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would you see a benefit in having one hdd dedicated to os and drivers and a seperate hdd just for games?
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I guess if that seperate hdd is an ssd?
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by bobsmith123 View Post
would you see a benefit in having one hdd dedicated to os and drivers and a seperate hdd just for games?
Indeed you would because it prevent's fragmentation and helps with loading time.

Fill a HDD right to the top of it's capacity and see how slow it loads
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I use my Velociraptor solely for games and it seems to load faster than when I use to use it as an OS drive.
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Yup, it's a great way to have your games organized. It's good 'cause having the games and the OS on the same drive means the two are competing between eachother..
I have a 500 gb Barracuda solely for games and has worked out great for me over the years.
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I do this. It works.
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I have 3 HDD's. A ssd for my os, a hdd for my games, and a hdd for all my stuff... pictures movies music exc. Works great!
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yup. i have an 80 gig SSD for OS, a 150 gig raptop for games and a 1TB WB Black for everything else. works perfectly plus it makes it alot better when i need to delete something.
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Samsung F3 1TB from Micro Center is ~$60.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
I have 3 HDD's. A ssd for my os, a hdd for my games, and a hdd for all my stuff... pictures movies music exc. Works great!
I'm about the same as you can see in the screenshot picture i posted,

1 dedicated to O/S which is my SSD which also contains Flight Simulator X

2 x Hardrives in RAID 0 which I have no use for atm

1 for data.... Games, Music etc... atm, I will be organizeing my music onto the RAID drive soon

Photo 1: 2 Hardrive's at the bottom are the RAID 0 setup which will be my music, documents etc.. and the top one the Spinpoint F3 500GB is my games HDD



And at the back then you will see my SSD hanging on by some tie cables and this is where I keep my Windows 7 O/S and Flight Simulator X



On My Computer now... Where you will see my Drives

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