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I have 3 hard drives in my computer , a 1.5 gig quantam fireball(windows ) , a 30 gig (programs...),and a 40 gig (music..).The 30 & 40 gigs are 7200 rpm and the in not sure what it is.So if im playing a game or anything off the 7200's will it be slowed down by the little hard drive or does it even go thru the C drive?Should I loose the 1.5?Its nice being able to reformat everyday if needed.lol
 

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The drives are independent of each other, you therefor shouldn't have to worry about it. I use a similar setup on one of my systems, ie a separate hd for the windows environment.. Defiantly makes formating it and starting over allot easier.
 

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Hi,

Correct me If I am wrong on this one, but if you are running your operating system on that 1.5 gig I assume a 5400 Rpm drive, that will affect any thing you run on the other drives. All programs when loaded will write Dll's to the Windows/system folder and they are used to run the programs, including games, so in my opinion, you are not running fully independent of that slower drive.
 

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But a simple dll call...you wont notice the rmp difference believe me, we're talking maybe a file 128k in size at max. As long as you install the games on the faster drive.

So I guess not totally independent, but enough so that it wont matter, the speed of your CPU, Memory, and motherboard will be far more influential on performance than the difference in RPMs on a couple HD's
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