Where to put the raptor

Posted on 2007-07-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I have 3 hard drives. A 250 Gb Samsung spinpoint, 150GB WD Raptor, 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10. At first I thought it was a no brainer, use the raptor for system and the others for data. But I do alot of data loading for music production programs (kontakt, battery and ezdrummer especially).

Should I use the Raptor as a data drive to load some of my most commonly used audio progs (mainly romplers that load alot (1GB) of data for every project file opened)? Or will there be enough of a performance gain to rationalize putting the Raptor as my system drive?

Thanks, JOe K.
Question by:ClaudeWalker
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    Accepted Solution

    You can use 1 for system os drive and other 2 for programs and data storage. You plan also sounds good.
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    Assisted Solution

    The part that is missing from your question is what connection do those drives use.

    Programs should be on internal (ide or sata or scsi) drives.

    Also your operating system and  type of machine could be factors as to which goes where.

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    Should I use the raptor for XP or use it as a data drive which I consistently load lots of data from?  
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    You can use both purposes as said above.
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    Thank you for the points and grade given.

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