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Ok so I have an old 250GB and a new Samsung F3 1TB coming in Monday.

I want to shortstroke (when I figure it out) the F3 but I have some questions on how I should run these two together. Like which one should I install my OS on, which one should I install games on? And do I have to partition the new drive before doing anything else to it?
The 250GB is only 50mb/s, 14ms. Not very fast for anything... But I guess it's best for the OS, then gaming/some storage on the F3?
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Originally Posted by Neophilus View Post
Ok so I have an old 250GB and a new Samsung F3 1TB coming in Monday.

I want to shortstroke (when I figure it out) the F3 but I have some questions on how I should run these two together. Like which one should I install my OS on, which one should I install games on? And do I have to partition the new drive before doing anything else to it?
The 250GB is only 50mb/s, 14ms. Not very fast for anything... But I guess it's best for the OS, then gaming/some storage on the F3?
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but, wouldn't the game still need the same ammount of access to the OS in order to play? If this is the case, then having the game on a faster drive, and having the OS on a slower one would pretty much render the point of it all useless. I would suggest putting the OS and the games on the faster drive, and have things like your documents/files stored on the 250GB.
Edited by Zonet - 2/2/11 at 6:42pm
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Ok, so what's the order of operations here?
I need to take Vista off the 250GB, so I have to backup its files on the F3 first. But I need to install Vista on the F3 before I can wipe the 250GB. Can I have Vista installed on both drives while I transfer files between them?
And can I short stroke after the drive has already been written on? I mean, the inner surface of the drive may be written on already, then.
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Ok so I have the new Samsung F3 now. I just have one question:

I have a few gigs on the 250GB that I'd like to keep, but nowhere to back them up before installing the F3.
So if I take out the 250GB and install the F3, and install Vista on it, then after I have the F3 running will I be able to reconnect the 250GB and swap files to the F3? Or will having Vista on both HDD's cause any problems (read: is there any chance of losing the files on the 250GB)?

I just need to be sure before I do this. And believe me I'm ready to get the F3 running
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Originally Posted by Neophilus View Post
Ok so I have the new Samsung F3 now. I just have one question:

I have a few gigs on the 250GB that I'd like to keep, but nowhere to back them up before installing the F3.
So if I take out the 250GB and install the F3, and install Vista on it, then after I have the F3 running will I be able to reconnect the 250GB and swap files to the F3? Or will having Vista on both HDD's cause any problems (read: is there any chance of losing the files on the 250GB)?

I just need to be sure before I do this. And believe me I'm ready to get the F3 running
After installing an OS on your F3, and having the 250gb plugged back into the computer, go into bios to set your F3 to be your 1st boot drive.
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