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Get a large fast SSD which you can put the operating system and all your samples on. They are so quick that multiple drives are not necessary at all. Its really shocking how slow a PC feels on a hard drive when you have got used to a SSD. I'd really recommend them to anyone.
Ah that's interesting... If there's really nothing to be gained from putting samples onto a separate drive that makes me rather happy as I will save some pennies!
Ah! The 750G WD drive in my Asus living room PC stated making a bit more noise than usual (never been THAT quiet!)
What is the smallest (and hence cheapest!) SSD I could get away with for XP pro, Cubase, Sonar X1, and a few other programs? My idea is that the noisy drive would just be a data dump and not run very often. It will be full of BBC iPlayer stuff so if it eventually croaks, no big deal.
Depends on how many sample banks you want to run off it, but I think a 120gb could work fine. Noisy hard drives are signs of trouble though so don't keep anything on that old disk you can't live without...