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Do programs run faster if you install them
on the same drive as your OS?

At the moment I have installed everything in D: drive.
Should I be installing more intensive programs on C:?
(games, photshop etc.)
 

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I have not noticed much gain if any from installing programs on the boot partition vs the data partition

its easier to back-up your programs and data if you keep them seperated as you have ??????


some programs like the Anti virus program should be installed on the boot partition but all others I send to the data / programs partition
 

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I have two hard drives:

Samsung T-Series
Hitachi k7400

The Samsung is particulary good at reading and writing data, and scores high at WorldBench performance. But it scores really low when it comes to playing games.
(Here's the tech report:
http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q3/samsung-spinpoint-t/index.x?pg=3)


Because it's very slow at loading up games, should I be installing them in the Hitachi?
(Would I be optimizing the speed of the Samsung if I install the OS in here? And programs such as Nero, Adobe...?)

Overall, should I be installing programs to match the hard drives' strengths and weaknesses?

Or does it not matter where you install your programs,
but on only where you install your OS???
How does it work?
 

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I would install your OS & the programs you want to run the fastest on the fastest drive you have


install all others on the slower drive
 
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