HDDs and where to put what software?

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RobinHoodxBlade
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ok, i recently bought a roku 3 to replace my cable compant....

and i came across PLEX and lately i decided to move my videos to an alternate

hard drive and things of that sorts that is used by it and i noticed a noticable increase in my computer speeds....

so it made me come up with the question:

if i sort my programs to seperate HDDs....like 1 hdd for just videos....one for gaming....one for the operating system....

(where the video hdd will have the video playing software install also)

will my computer seem faster? being that instead of 1 hdd trying to be read by a bunch of seperate programs the music/video/gaming/editing software will read its OWN hdd.

am i correct?

Razear
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Performance on mechanical hard drives will not begin to decline unless it exceeds a certain capacity (usually over 80%). There's no real benefit performance-wise to separating programs across multiple disks unless you are using some sort of RAID configuration involving data striping such as RAID 0 or RAID 10. To improve responsiveness, an SSD upgrade will be much more noticeable.

RobinHoodxBlade
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well currently with that PLEX server running that is access the HDD almost all the time if i try to copy a file from one hdd to that hdd i notice a huge decrease in speed, where as without the program i can get 120mbps but with it running im lucky to get 30.