I've always set up my computer with a system drive for the OS and Programs and then a RAID 0 for video capture.
However, I found this link which suggests that it might be better to partition the "system drive" for better performance. Does anybody partition, their system drive?
One physical drive has one set of read/write heads
When you partition a drive, that one set of read/write heads now has to do double the work to navigate two areas
The only time you might want to partition a drive is to have a dual boot... and then each OS is completely separate from the other and that set of read/write heads is still only working in one space
Thanks for confirming what I already suspected. The guy in the link (on closer reading by me) apparently was using one disk for OS, Programs and data, but that doesn't apply to me (or probably you), since I'm using a separate system (RAID 0) for the data.