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Alright, i have some questions about my setup,and what would be best for me

i have 4 hhds

3 120GB's

1 8GB

i have windows xp installed on one of the 120GB's

should i partiton that drive or what, on the hd with windows xp i have 103GB free space

and you would not believe my system is running off a 250watt psu, factory dell psu, dvd burner, dvd drive, geforce 6600, and other stuff

what would i get the best performance out of my comp

and should i partition that drive for more space, which i could use

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first of all, the 250 watt psu will be toast sooner or later. you can run more than the rating of the psu for a while, but then it goes poof.

as for the drives, wether you partition or not depends solely on how you like your stuff arranged. (of course creating a 500 meg boot partition is nonsense, i'm thinking that if you partition you maybe split the drives.)

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i have it like this

120gb, sata

120gb, sata

120gb, sec master(not sure if pri or slave, or not sure if its in sec or pri)

80gb, sec slave(not sure if pri or slave, or not sure if its in sec or pri)

dvd rom, pri master(not sure if slave or not)not sure if its in sec or pri)

dvd burner, pri slave(not sure if slave or not)not sure if its in sec or pri)

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If you were to mirror the drives you would get only the smallest drives capacity times the number of drives.  So that would be a waste.  Also I dont think you can mirror SATA and IDE on the same raid controller?

He could raid the 120s and then use the 8 gig as a like a swap space and that would be fast!

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