Dual hard drives

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southerngq

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I have a Gateway PC with a 30Gb and 20Gb hard drive. Master and slave respectively.

Is there a way that I can be sure that I am optimizing what is on each and make sure there are no conflicts between them.
Just want to make sure Im getting the bang for my buck.

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What do you mean by optimizing each drive? If you are talking speed you can defragment and scandisk on a regular basis. Disk cache size helps speed and if you are running Win2K or XP you can move your pagefile to the second hard drive to increase performance a bit. Keep files in consistent locations in dedicated folders also. If they are ATA 100 compatible drives you could get a faster IDE controller to speed up the data access. If it is running now there probably aren't any conflicts.
 

southerngq

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This is my controller:
Promise Technology Ultra66 IDE Controller

Can this be upgraded?
Can the upgrade be downloaded or is it a hardware issue?
 
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