I currently have a 30 Gig drive with XP Pro. All as one partition. I have just purchased an 80 Gig drive and an DVD recorder. I plan to do some video editing and DVD burning so I will need plenty of space and processing power. How should I configure my setup with the new hardware I have now? I have the following hard drives: Seagate ST330640A 30 GB Ultra ATA/66 7200 RPM 8.2 ms average access (read) 2 MB buffer E-IDE/ATAPI interface Western Digital WD800JB 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 7200 RPM 8.9 ms average access (read) 2 MB buffer E-IDE/ATAPI interface And I have a Memorex 32023282 dual format DVD recorder. Oh and I have 512MB or RAM. How should I configure my drives? Which drive to use for my XP Pro installation? Do I need a swap file partition? Do I need a partition on each hard drive to split my swap file up between the two drives? Which drive do I place my movie files on that I'll be burning to DVD? Which controllers do each drive need to be placed on? Is this a good idea? Partition the 80 GB as follows: C: 4 GB for OS installation (XP Pro) Z: 1 GB for swap file D: Remaining space for data (documents, videos, music, etc.) Partition the 30 GB as follows: Y: 1 GB for swap file E: Remaining space for data (documents, videos, music, etc.) Slit my swap file up between the two physical drives. Should I place my videos in progress for editing on the D: (80 GB drive, OS) drive and archive them on E: (30 GB drive) after I burn them to DVD? Or vice versa?