Im currently building a new PC, the specification is below:
- Windows 7 Ultimate
- Intel Core 2 Due 2.6
- 2GB Ram
- Hard Drives
- 150GB Sata
- 180GB Sata
- 200GB Sata
- 512MB Express GFX Card
Now my question(s) mainly relate to the hard drives, most of you guy's will know that the major bottle neck of a computer is the hard disk, the fact that it has 1 needed it cannot read / write from 2 places concurrently.
Im trying to speed up I/O of the hard drives and this is a learning curve for myself but i think the question is plausible but im not sure about other factors that may effect what im thinking about doing.
As I have 3 hard drives im wondering if I can spread a windows operating system across multiple hard drives, so that the bulk of the OS (Program Files) would be placed on a separate drive, thus spreading the I/O Bottleneck out to reduce the load.
Now I understand that Linux distributions do this, such as the Home Folder can be placed on a separate HDD.
- Would it be a good idea to spread the I/O across several hard drives
- Is this possible on windows based operating systems
- Is there any other ways that can speed up I/O
as stated above, this is not something that I need to do on this computer, but it's something I would like to know how to do if it's possible.
oine possible solution I have read about is that after Windows 7 Has installed and your at the "Create Users" screen, if you hit Shift + F10 you will get a Command Prompt, you can then do the following:
- Make your partitions on your hard drives.
- Copy all your files from User data and Program Files to the new locations
- Open Registry Editor and change a few key's to point to the new locations
- Continue to create the user's and should be all ok.