09-06-2008, 05:19 AM
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
OS: XP, Win 7
Originally Posted by shayguy
Now, as you can see, I got 3 HDD, two of them SATA (60GB & 500GB), and old IDE (160GB).
The 500GB is not planned for system, mostly personal media.
First question is on which HDD to install the system, the IDE or the SATA?
I would install Vista on the 60 Gig SATA drive . . and only attach that drive for the installation. . once Vista is up and running you can add the others
Second question, will running a Vista with 2 or 3 HDD will effect my pc speed in any way (the windows and program files will be only on one HDD).
It should not affect the speed . . the IDE drive will be slower, but likely not noticably so. I would question adding the IDE drive to the mix . .
Third question, temperatures:
Hard Disk HDS722516VLAT20 :43 °C
Hard Disk Maxtor 6Y060M0 :52 °C
Hard Disk WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B0 :46 °C
The 60GB SATA temparture is usually high and heats up the driver above it.
Should I stick with him or just disconnect it?
Can you put a fan in the front of the case to cool the drives?