Best drive configuration?
Posted on 2004-11-30
My system is XP Pro SP2 running on an old Abit BX6R2 motherboard (bios version QR). I have 785 M RAM and a P3 850 processor. I currently have my drives set up as follows:
2 Seagate 80 G harddrives running on an ATA133 add-on card, both on primary channel of card (not RAIDed). First drive is system, second is storage and backups.
Memorex CDR drive and Maddog DVD/CDR drive running on the motherboard's built in secondary IDE controller (ATA66 I believe). Built in Primary IDE controller is disabled.
What, if any, changes should I make to the way I have my drives set up and why? Looking for best blend of performance and reliability and I need to retain the ability to boot from CD without making internal changes (that's why the ATAPI devices are not on the add-on controller).
Thanks for advice!