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USING A SLAVE HDD DRIVE

by chetlynch / May 13, 2006 7:13 AM PDT

This is a crazy question, so don't beat me up too bad. I have a Seagate 80Gig hard drive installed on my system as slave. My primary hdd is a Maxtor 160Gig that has Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition 2005 installed. What I am trying to do is install other software applications to my slave drive (such as Pinnacle Studio 10, DOOM 3, F.E.A.R., etc., etc.)and access these programs via my primary hard drive. The thinking behind this is, for example; Pinnacle is a very resource hungry program, if I were to isolate it from other running applications the program may run more efficiently? If anyone has any thoughts or solutions I would be greatly appreciative! I currently have the ability to set up a RAID system, but wish to avoid this process as it seems somewhat compicated. I eagerly look forward to some responses!

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This is done every day. You can too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 13, 2006 8:21 AM PDT

When you install said software WATCH CAREFULLY for the installer to ask what drive or directory to install it to.

Bob

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USING A SLAVE HDD DRIVE
by chetlynch / May 13, 2006 10:54 AM PDT

Hello R.Proffitt!
You had the solution! I have had no problem installing my additional applications to the slave HDD. When the installation asks for the install path, I simply change the intitial drive letter to the drive path for the install and viola! Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it, everything works fine!

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