Do you use a single hard-drive or multiple?

  • I've always used one single hard-drive to run my computer off of, but the other day I ordered a 1TB hard-drive to go along with my 500GB one currently, so that I'm running off of two hard-drives.


    I am planning to either: run Windows and all my programs off one, and my games off of the other, or run everything on one, and record videos to the other.


    Do you use a single hard-drive or multiple?

  • I use a three drive setup usually:

    • OS Drive - Windows, Drivers, Utilities, Swap, Temp - Small SSD
    • App Drive - All programs and games - Large SSD or hybrid or High RPM HD
    • Storage Drive - Documents, Downloads, Media - Large Hard Drives

    In my actual gaming system, I have 2 app drives, one for steam, and one for everything else.

  • I use a three drive setup usually:

    • OS Drive - Windows, Drivers, Utilities, Swap, Temp - Small SSD
    • App Drive - All programs and games - Large SSD or hybrid or High RPM HD
    • Storage Drive - Documents, Downloads, Media - Large Hard Drives

    In my actual gaming system, I have 2 app drives, one for steam, and one for everything else.



    :O I don't think I'll ever have 3, but who knows?


    I guess performance isn't an issue when it comes to drive speeds for you then :P

  • 2 Drive System - With Network Mapping
    SSD - OS, critical apps (web, office) and hardcore games (ex: eve online)
    1tb - Storage, Games (steam) and all downloads land here


    Mapped Network - Long Term Storage, Archives & Backups


    edit: I pushed my swap to my 1Tb drive. While never proven I feel the read/write of swap beats on the SSD too much..while it would be faster on the SSD I worry about degrading the drive. (I have had 2x SSD failure to dying zones in the past)



  • Maybe I should look more into network storage... :P


    I'm considering getting an external case to house multiple hard-drives, if needed.

  • If you want the most reliable storage then buy a WD Raid NAS :D and then put in there WD Enterprise HDD... They are protected against movements so that they will not affect each other. :) But you can just research those particular specs. I personally just really like WD. One of my HDD is now running for 3 years (up time).

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