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Hey guys this is my first post although not first time on OCN

But anyways my question is that i had/have a 250GB WD 7200RPM that was my main only drive and i bought a 1TB SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 And i love it but the way i have it is i have my OS on my 250GB along with everything but games and thats what my 1TB is for. Would it be faster to put everything on the OS drive or what would u guys do ??

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Personally, I would try to install everything onto the 250GB because it's a 7200 RPM drive while the 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive. So, I would end up using the 1TB for any and all storage, including some (or all) of the folders in "C:\\Users\\You". I mean, I would be using the WD as an OS and Program Files drive, and I'd use the Samsung as a tool that makes formatting and starting over a breeze (that is, whenever it has to be done).
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I'd probably do TwoCables's suggestion.
7200 RPM will make the most difference even if the 1 TB drive has higher sequential R/W.

You could also make a ~50-100 GB partition and only use that on the 250, therefore losing the least amount of performance by keeping everything on the outer edges of the platters and confined to a smaller portion of the drive (think less head travel).
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[QUOTE=TwoCables;12160588]Personally, I would try to install everything onto the 250GB because it's a 7200 RPM drive while the 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive. So, I would end up using the 1TB for any and all storage, including some (or all) of the folders in "C:\\Users\\You". I mean, I would be using the WD as an OS and Program Files drive, and I'd use the Samsung as a tool that makes formatting and starting over a breeze (that is, whenever it has to be done). [/QUOTE

Yes call me a nerd or watever but work my butt off to have wat i have man but i have like 6-700 GB of steam games so yeah the 250Gb wouldnt work although i might get a 2TB sinpoint F4 soon and ill get rid of the 250 Altogether

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i have like 6-700 GB of steam games so yeah the 250Gb wouldnt work
You could always install Steam on the 1 TB HDD, instead..
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post #6 of 17
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So just leave the OS on the 250 and leave all my games on the 1TB then
    
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Yes call me a nerd or watever but work my butt off to have wat i have man but i have like 6-700 GB of steam games so yeah the 250Gb wouldnt work although i might get a 2TB sinpoint F4 soon and ill get rid of the 250 Altogether

Thanks for the response man
If you've got that much need for storage, go with 2x1TB WD Black or Samsung F3 1TB drives for RAID0. You'll get very high speed, and 2TB worth or storage space.

At the same time though, you'll need a backup solution. The 2TB Samsung F4 or the 2TB WD Green would be fine for this use.

The F2 that you already have, and the F4 that you are considering are both slow drives.
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i was going to do to two 1Tb WD black but ive heard more horror stories then good ones and thats why i went with the samsung drive

what are your experiences with WD Black's
    
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hey man i looked at the F3's and like very much so i think im gonna order two of them and 59.99 aint to bad
    
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Yes call me a nerd or watever but work my butt off to have wat i have man but i have like 6-700 GB of steam games so yeah the 250Gb wouldnt work although i might get a 2TB sinpoint F4 soon and ill get rid of the 250 Altogether

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Then I recommend having/putting Steam on the Samsung and then installing everything else to the WD.

But if you're going to replace the WD with a 2 TB Spinpoint F4, then everything should be installed to that while all remaining storage (and only storage) should go onto the 1TB just because of the difference in speed.
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