Hello, I'm new to this & searching info. I'm setting up my htpc with 2 harddrives (i heard this is better). I want to put my os on the first drive WD 120GB, & use 2nd Hitachi 1tb strictly for recorded shows. How would I set this up? would I set the first drive as the primary, & the 2nd as the slave, & all the info automatically would get recorded on the 2nd drive or am I wrong. Also is the 120GB HDD enough space for OS?
I think the OP is talking about two physical drives. I'm also guessing IDE since the concept of master/slave doesn't apply to SATA.
120G is more than enough for the OS. When you install two drives in the computer each one will get assigned a different drive letter so you would need to configure the S/W you are using to record on the 1G drive.
They must be SATA since IDE drives top out at 500GB and Hitachi lists only 1TB SATA drives. I'd install the WD 120GB and OS first so it is the C:\ drive, then add the 1TB drive. In Windows 7 he can use the "Disk Management" tool to reassign the drive letters if necessary.