When you install the OS make sure you install it into an NTFS format. New Technology File System...it's a table allocation system used for the NT based systems. If it asks you what format you want to use on the data partition use FAT32..FAT32 is proven to be a lot faster for audio performance on data pull and stream..at least 10% faster. Plus defragging on an NTFS takes longer than a drive formatted as FAT32.
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