My old 500GB hard drive started to have bad sectors and is slowly going down. So, I bought a new 1TB Seagate drive. I first attached the 500GB drive as the first primary drive and installed Windows. I want Windows boot loader to be placed in the old drive so it won't conflict with my Linux system. But the actual Windows OS (including C drive) is placed on my new hard drive.
After this, I attached the new drive as the primary and installed Linux. Now if I want to reinstall Windows, I can do it without any issues by simply setting the old drive as the primary. So the Linux system will be untouched.
- Is it a good idea to set it up like this?
- Will the old degrading drive have an impact on the new one?
- The old drive is slower than the new one. Won't I be able to get the maximum speed out of the new drive even when it's used to install everything (including the OS)?
- When I ran the Windows Experience Index, I was using the old drive as primary. Did it get the hard drive ratings from the old drive? What if I run it now with the new drive as the primary?