I am looking into building a home system that will be used for many things including some video editing. I have narrowed the MB down to the Asus P5GDC Deluxe and will be running under Windows XP pro. The question comes into play pertaining to the hard drives. The video editing software recommends one HD for the software and another drive for the data.
Question One - is there any advantage to placing the OS and software on a smaller IDE drive and using a large SATA drive for the data?
Question Two - I need a little clarification on the use of SATA channels. The board has four SATA channels can an independent (non-RAID) drive be used on each of these channels?
Question Three - If the answer is yes to the second question, would it be better to install two SATA drives rater then one IDE and one SATA?