While it's more complicated...it may produce better results to set up the newer HDD as the primary and making the old primary a secondary HDD. Personally I like having my OS and Apps on one partition ...C: and my data on another partition...D:. This makes it simpler and easier to do backups and when needed, restores. I use a second physical HDD for the image file backups.
I am about to replace an old 10gb slave disk drive with a new 80gb hard drive on my desktop (a custom built model which is 4 years old), and I am looking for some advice on the best way to set up my data and software after installation. Currently all data and software reside on my existing 20GB master drive which is partitioned into 2 logical drives. I have read that performance improvements can be gained by putting software and data on separate drives. Is this correct ? What is the best way to achieve this ?
I am running standard Win XP with the latest upgrades (including IE7), McAfee security, 2gb memory, 1gb processor.