I've pretty much given up on my current HD. Its accessing files really slow and I believe that is making my games crash. Sometimes it finds a file othertimes i'll go back in and the file has disappeared. I've run Seagates Diagnostic tool it doesn't even reconize it as a seagate drive. But i've ran extended basic tests doesn't support advanced features because its not reconizing it as a seagate drive. I've run memtest up to 100% with no errors. So I know its nothing to do with the ram.
So I was looking at HD's. I was thinking about getting 2 of these. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417
I would just get another big drive but i've read alot of posts about raid configs being much faster. So I'd be paying a bit more for 500gbs but it should be a bit faster right? I do not have a floppy installed on my setup. I do have some 256mb jump drives though. How do I make my raid setup? This kind of leads into the vista question.
I was looking at the home premium upgrade http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116204
which leads me to a few more questions. I figure if i'm buying a few HD's I might as well give in and buy vista. Now this is the upgrade version will I have to install XP on the new HD then install vista over it? Or can I just put the vista dvd in and install it. 2nd If I just install vista it should reconize the drives full amount unlike XP limit of the 137gb. Do I install the raid config after windows is setup?
Also about the drivers for Vista. Should I just download all my drivers now save to a dvd then install after Vista is up and running. I checked my mb and see it has driver downloads for vista. Would I download and install now of just download then install after vista is running. I guess i'm just a bit confused with this being 64bit. I don't want to buy it then find out I have to have everything updated before installing. Also with the OEM for system builders as long as its on the current system say I have to do a reformat can the version be re installed? Or is there something I can get to save a copy after its been activated so I wouldn't have to worry about activating it agian.