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Old 05-28-2007, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it worth partioning a drive for performance like putting a couple of gigs on the outside edge just for the OS?
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nope linux benefits from an extra partition for hdd management but I don't believe it is used when using windows
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im not thinking extra partition for hdd management, a drive spins faster when it reads data on the outside of the drive so if I force my key info to be on outside in theory it shoule be faster.
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It will make little difference. It may be worth making a small partition at the edge of a SECOND drive for the page file though.
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Im not thinking extra partition for hdd management, a drive spins faster when it reads data on the outside of the drive so if I force my key info to be on outside in theory it shoule be faster.
marginal difference!!!! a hdd is a super enclosed highly efficient mechanical device the pillar head is mere nanometres off of the surface and that arm moves incredibly fast. even in theory the speed increase would be nanoseconds rather then ms
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all the windows guides i've seen say put windows and your pagefile on the first partition, as it is the fastest partition.
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