Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:37 PM
Here's my internal hard drive setup:
- One 160GB hard drive as my C drive for the operating systems and software programs.
- One 160GB hard drive as my K drive used as a cache drive for Photoshop, and as the Windows page file.
- One 500GB hard drive as my D drive used for data files (music, photos, videos, e-mails, MS Office documents, etc.).
Then I have a second identical 500GB hard drive in an external enclosure, connected via eSATA, as my data backup drive.
I think the key is to keep your data on a separate drive from your operating system and software programs. That way if you ever get a BSOD (blue screen of death) you don't lose data or have to re-copy data from the backup when you flash and re-install the operating system and software programs.
So in your case I would use one 250GB drive as your C drive, one 250GB drive as a cache drive, and dump the 500GB drive unless you can use it for data file storage.
The other option would be to keep the RAID array for your C drive (speedy) and then have a single 1TB drive for your data files.
Best of luck whichever way you go.