Re: Deciding on a backup procedure using 3 drives
- From: "JAD" <kapasitor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 16:05:40 -0800
Keep away from decision making based on speed, its silly
Do the best you can, roll some chicken bones over them and pick the most
RELIABLE(newest?) drive for your OS the next reliable for your back up...its
a crap shoot when beginning with 'slightly?' used hardware
"AL D" <wmth2581@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 14:00:59 -0600, David Maynard <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>Since it's almost certain that the 120gig drive is faster than the 40gig
> The 40gb drive was purchased a few days ago. The other two drives were
> purchased about a year ago. All are 7200rpm if I remember correctly.
> The 40gb one has 2mb cache. I'm not sure about the other two.
> >>drive I'd do it exactly the opposite. Use the 40gig partition on the 120
> >>the primary boot drive, the 80gig partition for data, and back them up
> >>the separate 40 and 80 gig drives.
> Yes, if the 40 gb drive is slower, then that seems a good idea; Thank
> you. Do you know of a utility that can measure the actual speed of
> each drive?
> >>> That way, if my 40gb boot drive fails, I can boot from the 40gb
> >>> partition of the 120gb drive. Is that correct? Will the BIOS recognise
> >>> that partition as a drive, so I can set it as the drive to boot from
> >>> if necessary?
> >>The BIOS will recognize the drive as a drive. It's the partition table
> >>boot loader on the drive that knows if it's partitioned and what to boot
> >>from (e.g. the 'active' partition).
> OK - thank you again.
> Al D
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