This is personal opinion, but I like to install windoze and it's utilities on one hd, and put all of my important stuff on another. That way if something crashes or it gets infected I only lose the OS and not GPL.
@miklkit: Yes, the CPU varies its speed. I also have created different partitions, for Windows, Data (including "My Documents"), Games. In case I would have to reinstall Windows, "My Documents" and anything else won`t be lost.
the person who installed my new PC, is himself a gamer;he warned me to always install games on the same partition than the OS for gaming. because access and calculation of the data is faster, he told me .I have not the knowledge to add any explanation on this.
For game back up, as external hard Drives are cheap, I prefer to use it than creating a partition .So once GPL was installed, I made a copy and paste on it. The advantage of external HDD is that there are not accessed very often, so they are very reliable on the long run.
Internal HDD are still the weakest part of all PC components (return statistics for repair), and sometimes, even the use of a software tool can 't allow access to the data partitions.
Edited by M Needforspeed, Jul 13 2010 - 04:18 AM.