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Old 02-10-03, 07:45 PM
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OS on 8MB cache drive

Right now I have my OS on a 40 gig 7200RPM 2 meg cache drive, and I have some storage stuff on another drive just like that, an 80 gig WD 8meg cache drive, and a 200 gig WD 8meg cache drive.

I think I'm going to just do a format for cleanup purposes because it's been a little while. Would I benefit by putting my OS on the 80 gig drive with the 8 meg cache? I know the cache does speed up my large file transfers, but I didn't know if it would have any real-world affect on program performace.

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I would do that. I made the switch and the higher cache makes the system very snappy.
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cool. sounds like I'll do it then.
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really... even after my comp architecture, this means nothing! j/k

i probably should do the same... seeing as i just put my an older 5400 rpm drive in... hmm...
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A drive with faster I/O will always be better for the OS. This is why I have a 15k rpm SCSI hard drive for my OS and applications. Also, it's a good idea to setup paging files on all your drives unless it's a really slow one. NT/W2K/XP will automatically use the paging file from the drive(s) with the less I/O.

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