how best to use two hdd

  polish 16:04 31 Jan 2010
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i have recently bought another hdd 320g mainly for back up the original is 160g in the future i will be either formatting and reinstalling vista or upgrading to windows 7 i was wondering if there was a particular way of using to hdd as a side note is worth upgrading to 7 or would i see no real difference

  Pineman100 16:13 31 Jan 2010

At the time you reinstall your OS (whichever), it might be worth fitting the new 320GB into the computer as your main C drive. That will give you greater capacity for your programs and data files, with fastest access.

You could then use the old 160Gb as a backup drive. You could either install it as a slave inside the computer, or buy a caddy and use it as an external USB drive.

  Strawballs 16:14 31 Jan 2010

I would install as slave drive transfer anything that you want to keep to it then format the C drive and install Win 7 (a vast improvement over Vista)

  DieSse 20:20 31 Jan 2010

I would swap the drives over - then use the old one in an external caddy, for backups.

IMO everyone should have an external drive as a backup drive.

  polish 22:08 31 Jan 2010

thanks for advice as always

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