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Raptor - Windows or Program Files?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by tsinc80697, 26 May 2006.

  1. tsinc80697

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 7,621

    Location: North West

    Was thinking of getting a raptor for when i format the PC ive got at the moment but what has the greater benefit, putting windows on the raptor and keeping program files/folders on a seperate drive, putting windows on a seperate drive and program files on the raptor, or partition the raptor into 2 and having windows on partition 1 and program files on partition 2 ?
     
  2. sja360

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 4,000

    Location: Dundee

    do you use alot of programs i assume?
    i'd probably just have the one raptor with 2 partitions, about 7GB for windows & swap file and the rest for programs (about 26GB)
     
  3. tsinc80697

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 7,621

    Location: North West

    well for program files, would it make a difference if i put every program onto the raptor, or just programs such as dvd players, photoshop, flash, illustrator, anti virus, firewall. and leave things like games off it ?
    or put everything onto it in the 2 partitions ?
     
  4. jhmaeng

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 May 2004

    Posts: 2,055

    Location: London, UK

    I'd have the Windows and Program Files on the Raptor, and (assuming the other drive is half decent) the page file on the other drive along with all the remaining documents, music, etc.

    Actually, although I've heard that it's beneficial to have the page file on a different physical drive, I'm not sure whether it's enough of a difference to justify not putting it on the Raptor (which is a much faster drive overall)... Maybe worth experimenting.