Questions about multiple HDDs

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Aluniver, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Aluniver

    Jun 23, 2008
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    Dulles, VA
    So I have two hard drives in my desktop. I have the C drive, which is a smaller, slower hardrive with my OS and most of my stuff on it. Then I have my G drive, a larger, faster hardrive that I've been manually moving some games to. So here's a couple questions.

    1) Would the games run slower being on this secondary drive, even though the drive itself is faster?

    2) It seems things on the G drive never want to show up. They don't appear in my start menu, or the games folder. Making shortcuts dosn't seem to work. I have to go through computer-> g drive -> find the actual exe file to launch them. Is there a way to make them more convienet? It's almost as if my computer dosnt completly recognize the 2nd drive, although after I go through the effort to find the exe file, the programs usually work just fine.

    3) Would it be in my best interest to instal the OS on the 2nd drive and just make that my main drive? If I were to do this, do I need to buy another copy of the OS, or is there an easy way to "transfer" it over? Although, it would be a good excuse to buy windows 7.
  2. Diranged

    1) Not really tbh.. Harddrive access times are quite slow regardless, you might notice, depending on the harddrive, 1-2 second difference in loading.

    2) Browse to the game, right click on the .exe file and select 'create shortcut' . It should leave a shortcut on your desktop.

    3) If you purchased the computer at a store. It should have come with a OS cd and cd key, if it was loaded with the OS already. I mainly deal with HP, Toshiba, and Lenovo branded stuff and they ussually have a Windows label on them with a cd key, and provide some sort of recovery cd, or the ability to create the recovery cd's. You could go and buy a copy of Windows 7, but depending on the desktop, you may have issues with drivers.

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