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    2 Hard Drives?

    is itr worth haning one for music and dvds,
    and another for OS and proggies?
    just a thought, opinions please
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    if you have the power then yeah. Thats what i do on my home PC so i can reinstall/reghost my OS. Or you could just partition a drive but i am not sure is this a good idea.

    A good approach maybe to use a small fast drive for the OS and then a lower power consumption drive for the mp3s etc. Also, if you put your media drive in a removable caddy or have it in a USB2 or firewire enclosure you can remove it and hook it up to your PC to transfer files

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    Best thing to do here is buy a larger hd and partition it to save power.

    Example

    #1HD ~10GB OS and Progs
    #2HD ~100GB Music and DVD

    Solution
    Just get a 120GB and partition it

    #1HD
    ~5GB for OS and Progs
    ~112GB for Music and DVD

    Advantages:
    Power Saving (10-20W)
    More HDs means more cluttered install

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    I have one at present, with 3 partitions. OS,DATA,BACKUP

    but will soon make it two 1 with OS on it and another with DATA.

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    lovely for clearing that, but i`m probably gona go with 2, as scouse says, external case for transering.
    Cheers guys
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