View Full Version : HD setup opinions......

04-27-05, 11:36 PM
In the interest of simplifing my setup I'm going to a two HD config.
While I was out today I snagged a 250gb Maxtor DiamondMax10 16mb cache HD
So how would you do this....

1. 74gb Raptor -boot \ OS, Dmax10- games + apps + storage
2. Dmax10 -boot \ OS + apps + storage, 74gb Raptor -games

I don't know why this is bugging me so much.....but I want to make sure I have the best drive performance and I'm not sure how the Dmax10 performs vs. the 74gb Raptor...
Thanks for any advice

04-27-05, 11:58 PM
You could probably load some of your games on the Raptor - 74GB is overkill for just boot/OS don't you think? But I like your selection of drives.

04-28-05, 05:57 AM
I've been running two RAIDs with the Raptors 2x36gb boot\OS and 2x74gb -games and apps w\my storage on an external HD

I've "slept" on the drive setup.......and decided to return the Maxtor DMax10, sell one of the 36gb's and do this for a config.
36gb -boot \ OS
2x74gb(RAID 0) - games + apps
I went alittle crazy with the "simplification" idea.......:) the Raptors in 2x74gb RAID are really quick and I've never had issue with them on any setup.

04-28-05, 06:19 AM
i agree with pain.. less is more.