My new PC frequently freezes every few seconds, or goes slow. Performance is under the typical speed. I'm sure this is not related to an infection after writing on Tom's Hardware Italy. Some kind gentleman confirmed that the problem is connected to my HD.
The PC has a Western Digital 1TB SATAII 64MB divided in two partitions:
C:\ 238 GB with the OS (Windows XP Professional Version 2002 service pack 3) and some basic applications (Office, browser, Photoshop, games, etc.)
D:\ (693 GB) to archive data like movies, photos, documents, etc.
In addition to that I have a second HD Maxtor 6Y080M0 (G:/ 80 GB) from an old PC of mine with data similar to the D:/ drive. Tom's Hardware Forum told me that Green Hard Drives like the Western Digital are built for storage and not for running the OS.
Do I need to have a new, smaller HD? Is there an ideal right size that should used for an OS startup drive?
If the new smaller HDD is bigger than 500 GB will I have to partition it?
If so, what size should I have for the 2 partitions?
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