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Old 11-11-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default One or two harddrives? Need advice

I just bought a new computer and I specified it to have a 160 Gb SATA HD in it. However, after taking delivery I found out when installing my OS that they made a mistake and put a 80 Gb SATA HD in.

Since I bought the computer in the place where my parents live and I don't want to haul the computer back and forth, let alone ask my friend to help me out and spend another day and a half installing two windows XP OS (one tweaked for making music, the other standard for random tasks) and a bunch of programmes and documents. So I suggested they provide me with a second 80 Gb HD and I'll put it in myself. The guy from the store, who is very helpful and eager to sort this out, advised me not to do that and swap the one I have now for one HD of 160 Gb.

Can anyone here tell me what the pros and cons are to either one or two HDs? Bear in mind I don't want the performance to suffer.

My computer has:
CPU: Pentium 4 (630) 3Ghz
Motherboard: Asus P5GDC Deluxe
Memory: 2 x 512 Mb DDR
Video card: Asus Extreme AX550 ATI
Sound card: M-Audio Audiophile 2496

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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