Most MBs now support sata drives and only have one ide connector, so I would
go total sata <hard drives and dvd>. The main thing to remember with sata,
they do not have jumpers to tell which is primary and which is secondary.
The way I did this was to only hook up the hard drive I wanted as primary,
then during Vista install, I partitioned it using Vista. After the install,
I formatted the partitions that needed it. I then updated Vista fully and
installed my antivirus. Now is a good time to make an image to DVDs) for
use when needed. Now the secondary drive can be connected and it will be
seen as the secondary drive and can be partitioned if you want it. Hope
this gives you at least one option for hard drives.
BTW Vista sees and uses external hard drives very well. They can NOT be
used for the OS, but for data etc they are excellent.
"Torrey Lauer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I am going to be building a new PC for business (ie: productivity mostly,
>but some of the apps do have graphics). I would like to get feedback on
>how to pick the right hard drive for this new PC. I want the fastest
>response (read) time. I believe that it's not always how fast the drive
>spins that gives the best response (read)times.
> The PC will have Windows on it as the OS.
> Thanks for the feedback.
> Torrey Lauer
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