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    Default Partition or Old Samsung Drive for Vista

    So I want to have my Vista backed up, I have a Samsung SP8004H 80GB-7200RPM HDD.
    Should I just partition my current WD Caviar Black 1 Tb?
    Would having another hard drive make it safer?
    Will performance suffer if I run Vista off the Samsumg? It has a 2 MB cache, as opposed to Caviar's 16 MB.
    Dunno much about this stuff...
    I'm partitioning my Caviar Black no matter what, does more partitions = faster read times?

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    More partitions won't = faster read times.

    You could consider using the 80GB drive for Vista in case something goes screwy, that way it won't affet your Caviar drive. I'm just paranoid about drives though, I don't like putting everything onto one drive. But if you are comfortable with the idea, you could put Vista on your Caviar.

    Either way, it's up to you. If you're transferring lots of files back and forth, keep in mind the difference between going from drive to drive, or the same drive. So really it depends what you want to accomplish and your personal preference. Me, I'd put Vista on the small drive.

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    I agree with Sky, back up Vista on the 80Gb, I have it backed up on my WD 1TB. My 300GB VelociRaptor is my main drive.

    Same thing with my other system, only it's backed up on a WD 750GB with a 300GB VelociRaptor main drive

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