Inspiron 5150 lappy:
5400rpm 30gig hd (i am thinking of buying a larger one)
nvidia geforce 5200
USB 2 hub
19" Sony LCD flat panel
1 SATA 300gig (need external sata case, this is what i'm lookin at:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817185006
1 SATA 160gig (with OS XP pro, need external sata case, this is what i'm lookin at:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817185006
Plextor PX716A 8x dvd+r burner (need external case)
What I want to do (try):
I want to run my laptops OS like normal.
*** MOST IMPORTANT***S
Should I wipe the OS from the 160gig or should I try and keep it? (I have backup storage on the 300 no worries)
Basically I want to have my laptop as the main OS and have my two sata hds and my dvd burner accessible externally, but run with the laptop system (would this be best running the second OS on the 160?)
Should I make my printer accessible on the network only instead of making it USB to my laptop?
What kind of performance difference will I see if I'm going to be running a network of mine own like this?
Confused? Let me know, happy to enlighten ;)