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Old 03-05-2006, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Partitioning My Hard Drive - Suggestions??

Ok I have a new 250GB SATA hard drive and I am wondering if you guys have any tips on how to partition it best. Right now it is empty except for Windows and my hardware drivers. I have the disk set up like this,

C: 8GB Partition - Windows XP and programs located here
D: 1.5GB Partition - This is where the Pagefile is
E: 240GB Partition - Empty, this is for storing everything else

Any suggestions on ways I could divide up the E: drive to increase performance or anything that I should change before I start to fill this disk up?

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Old 03-06-2006, 12:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think for any new partions it is best to enable compression helps lose some mpbs of space.

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Old 03-06-2006, 12:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You could partion it into Music, Movies and Games. Or you could just create 3 seperate folders. Im not sure if there would be a noticible or any increase in speed.
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don't compress it isn't worth it. your setup sounds pretty good. good idea having a partition for the pagefile that will keep things nice and neat with defrag's etc.
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