I have this question about the OS-drive: A friend of mine wanted me to upgrade his computer so that he can record audio . I told him that he should by a new sound card and a second drive for audio. But when I checked out his system I found out that his HD is a Maxtor 40 Gb 5200 rpm. Can he still use that "slow" drive for OS and programs? In what way would it be to slow for a DAW? Would the performance suffer very much? I guess that he also would like to run a few VSTi's too.... Would it be better to partion the new and fast HD into OS and Audio partitions? Buying two new drives is not an option. I'd be very happy if someone could answer this for me.