Hello. Now I have two internal HDDs and one IDE 160GB and one SATA 2 500GB. I'll buy (for personal reasons) one SATA 3 of 1 TB. Questions: 1. Given that my motherboard only supports SATA 2, I'll be able to use (certainly not at the highest performance) the 1 TB HDD? 2. Do you recommend that "mandatory partitioning" for the 1 TB HDD (high capacity)? I want to install on it Windows 8.1 x64 and I understood that it wouldn't be a good idea to leave it as a single partition... because of it's big capacity... and it would be advisable to partition it into smaller partitions. From your experiences, can I say that if it's 160 GB occupied, it will be slower if is a single partition (1TB) compared with the situation in which it would be partitioned (say 250 GB / partition)? The bigger the hard drive (considering it's almost full) it will move slowly than if it has a smaller capacity (considering again that it is nearly full)? Thanks in advance.