View Full Version : Laptop: Second internal HDD (Advice)

30-10-2008, 06:19 PM
Hello wise friends! Once again I need your advice! :-)

I got a Toshiba P305-S8832 (Vista Home Premium, 3GB DDR2, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz) and this machine has two SATA bays!. It comes with a Toshiba 250GB 5400 SATA3 HDD. Now, I have two WD HDD 5400 SATA3 one of 160GB and other of 320GB.

Since the three HDD are 5400 rpm and SATA3, I am thinking in setting the WD160GB as C with only system and software, the Toshiba 250GB as only data storage and the WD320GB as external backup. Now I would like to have your advice and feedback on this configuration. I am looking for reliability while keeping performance.

30-10-2008, 08:27 PM
Does that mean your going to clone the existing 250Gb hdd to the new going to be installed 160Gb hdd first or are you going to do a clean install of Vista to the new C drive?

31-10-2008, 02:35 AM
Yes gary67, I will do a clean installation on the 160GB and then use the 250GB just for data moving the whole USERS folder's content to it. The 320GB will go as external for backup.

31-10-2008, 07:46 AM
SATA3 ??? :confused:

31-10-2008, 03:39 PM
Sorry! I was making reference to Serial ATA-300 HDD