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Drebin8

Quick HD layout question

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Hi All-

 

Hoping I can get some quick advice-  My original setup was a 500gb, 7200RPM SATA 32MB Cache HDD which ran the operating system and everything else (C: drive), and a 300GB VelociRaptor 10,000RPM SATA 16MB Cache HDD (F: drive) which was exclusively for the flight sim.  I recently updated my flight sim hard drive to a SSD, so I cloned the 300GB flight sim F: drive to it.  Everything is fine, but now I have an empty 300GB hard drive.  I could fit everything from my current C; drive onto it if I wanted.  What I'm wondering is if that would be worthwhile to move the operating system to the better drive or whether the performance difference is so small it wouldn't make a difference or wouldn't be worth the effort.  The HDDs are also getting a bit old at this point too.  Then there's the question of whether to do the Windows 10 upgrade during all of this.  Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts.  Thanks!

 

Drew

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Hi Drew,

 

just go to Western Digital's website and download Acronis, then image the drive over and swap them. You will definitely notice a small boost in performance as I used rapter drives for years before going to an SSD. Then format your 7200 rpm drive and use it as a spare. You can buy an external case for it if you don't have room for both drives.

 

However if you have the cash I would recommend buying an SSD for the OS as well, much faster.

 

As for win10 I will leave that up to you to decide.


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