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making good use of a second hard drive


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mel41

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hello i am running xp pro on a optiplex gx620 with 4Gb of memory and i have a 80Gb hard drive that is my primary system partition. I just installed a new 250Gb hard drive and i want to make good use of it. I wanted to know what i need to do so that i am making good use of this second hard drive so i can increase my computers performance because as of right now it seems to be just sitting there. Any advice would be helpfull thank you for your time. [Unsure]
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I forgot to mention that i have already initialized the hard drive and formated it using NTFS as a primary partition. I just need to know how to make use of it so my computer performance is OPTIMAL. i would definatley like more than one view on this subject if there is any thank you.
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Hi mel41
Just to clarify, a partition is a separate storage space on a single HDD, for example your present 80GB HDD could have your operating system on your C: drive and be allocated 10GB of space, the remainder of the storage space/partition is then allocated a separate drive letter (K) for example and so identifies 2 partitions on 1 HDD.
Your computer specs list the SATA or SATA11 type of HDD fitted so here is a guide for you to read through; http://computershopp...five-easy-steps
A second individual HDD is often referred to as a Slave Drive.
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