I don't think I ever had the proper know-how on how to manage my hard drives. I don't partition the drives into smaller ones nor use RAID (or know how to and how it would benefit me). I always wondered if I can get better performance out of the drives I currently have...
So right now, I have a WD Raptor 740GD (74GB), a WD 640AAKS (640GB) and a newly installed SAMSUNG F3 HD103SJ(1TB). I also have a thermaltake sata>usb docking station.
Currently the Raptor is my OS drive, along with programs that I often use (Adobe Photoshop, ArcMap, Firefox, etc). The WD 640GB acted as a storage drive for all my downloaded anime and DVD library. I also use this drive to install games onto and video-editing projects that take a lot of space. The Samsung is brand new and empty right now.
I move files around often; off to an external drive and back to my internal drives. I don't know whether I should get rid of the Raptor altogether and use the 640aaks as the os, programs and games drive with the 1tb samsung as storage. Or is there an actual real-world difference that I should know about the Raptor?