Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:44 PM
No worries. Of course it's up to you how you divide up the drive usage. When there are two drives in a system, most people find it best to use the second drive for storage of frequently accessed material, like documents they're working on, videos & music. That way the two drives are doing two different jobs , and the system can run smoother that way.
Even though the larger drive should have better performance, when it is doing everything (loading Windows, the page file, reading from & saving to files) there can be lags. If a second drive is, say, reading the video that is playing, this may work better even though the second drive is slower than the main one.
To make the best use of the storage space on the larger drive, it can be a good idea to partition it into two, a smaller partition to hold the OS and applications, and the remainder for storage - preferably of larger and less often used files. This makes it simpler to keep the drive well maintained (eg cleanup, defrag, backup), and ensures the files being used to run the system are confined to the fastest section of the drive, close to the outer edge.
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