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    Which method would be faster/more efficient?

    Hey. Messing around with an old P2 300, 384 ram. Which Windows/harddisk method would be faster/more efficient?

    One 7200 hd with windows and data, or one 5400 hd with windows and a 7200 hd for data?

    Thanks in advance.

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    your system files should be on the fastest drive.

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    Thanks, that makes sense. Would the size of the 7200 drive make a difference in your answer? 7200 = 250g, 5400 = 4.3g.

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    Any drive with oly 4.3GB of space is old and lacks modern technology and speed. I would just toss it out. It's too small and too slow to be of any real use. Benchmark it if you don't believe me:

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/HDTach_d672.html
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    A P2 300 MHz system would only have an 32GByte drive limit if I remember correctly.

    Stick with Windows 95 or 98SE.

    Or try Linux if you want something faster.

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    A BIOS flash will often get you past the 32GB limit, usually to a 128GB limit.
    One of my clients, an insurance broker, has one machine, a P2-266 with Windows95 and I am always astonished at how quick it is with most things.

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    Actually, right now I am running XP home SP2 with the OS on the old 4.3 and have a 250 as a second drive. It really runs pretty well considering how old most of is. No problems with drive size recognition and still on the original bios! Just seeing if I could get to run faster, but that's what this forum is all about, right? Thanks.

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    It may run now, but the drive is old and likely to fail much sooner than the new drive would. As I've said, it's also slow. That's what you asked, yes?
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    Yeah, thanks for all your replies.

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