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Windows 7 SATA or IDE drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kwheeler7, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. kwheeler7

    kwheeler7 Thread Starter

    Jan 10, 2004
    I need to reinstall my Windows 7 from cracked to legal. My PC has 3 HD in it. 200 GB SATA, 200 GB Primary IDE and 160 GB Secondary IDE. It is currently loaded on the 200gb Primary IDE and the other 2 are for backup and saving data. Would I be better off installing Windows 7 on the SATA drive and using both IDE drives for backup and saving data? If so is the easiest way to just disconnect the IDE drives until Windows 7 is installed then format the original OS drive to use for backup?
  2. rainforest123


    Dec 28, 2004
    My computer boots to W7 pro SP1, 32 bit, in 60% of the time, using a 120 GB 5 series Intel SATA drive, compared to an 80 GB Western Digital 7200 rpm Cavier Black Drive.
    AMD II x2 3.6 GHZ cpu
    4 GB ram

    I have no data; only anecdotal information that all tasks [ I am NOT a gamer ; no offense intended if you are ] will be [ edit are for me end edit ] faster. W7 updates zip by on the screen.

    Your computer will boot faster with the boot drive being smaller than the data drives.

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