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I have a 10k rpm 38gb sata drive running xp and a 18gb old drive for files and such, What i want to do is get a large 7200 rpm sata drive so i can put all my games on one drive and run the os on a sep drive. I am not interested in setting up a RAID yet. Should I run the os on the 10krpm? Actually I would have to since 38gb is not enough space for all my games.
You don't need the OS on the fastest drive. The OS doesn't actually write to disc that frequently. What you would want on the fastest drive is the apps that do write / read frequently. I have my games on the fastest drive. It really only helps with map loads. You could also put music & movies on the drive if you rip or burn CDs or watch movies from your HD.
Thanks for the help. I dont really want to spend that much cash on another 10k rpm drive. Unless you all think I will suffer from poor performance, i am going to get a 200gb 7200 rpm sata drive to run my games off of and leave my os on the smaller faster drive.