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Old May 22, 2010, 03:01 PM
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I've just acquired an older hard drive (WD1200JB IDE) and I'm not sure how to use it in my current gaming PC. Here is my current hardware:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X 860MHZ 1GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB (sata)

Should I use it as my OS drive?
Should I use it for pagefile?
Is is worth using at all?

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Old May 22, 2010, 03:12 PM
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I wouldnt use it for your OS drive. MIGHT be good for a data drive (where speed isnt that important)....but where it is old....I wouldnt trust it for important data. ;)
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I would use it as a back up drive to put windows Image on it. These image will grow fast to 120GB but if you keep one of a clean windows it can make it way easier to re-install it all after a crash or anything.
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Old May 22, 2010, 03:47 PM
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whoops forgot that talking about such subject is now against the 'new and improved' rules of hardwarecanucks

maybe you could use it as a cache to legitimately download stuff and then transfer it over to your main data drive?
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Old May 23, 2010, 05:47 PM
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Thanks. I set up the drive as a "downloads" area.
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