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Old 04-02-2003, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How many hard drive partitions do you guys use?

I have the Western Digital 80GB special edition with the 8MB buffer and have it at one big partition only.

The bad thing is that I am running a 400 Mhz Celeron with 256MB of RAM and Norton's Speed Disk can take well over an hour to defrag the HDD the way it is.

Are more partitions better? I have heard conflicting comments on it. Scott Mueller in his book, "Upgrading and Repairing PC's" seems to favor the less partitions the better.

What is the concensus here?

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Old 04-02-2003, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends. Do you have any files you backup? If so, create a logical partition and store them there. Also, it is always cool to have a dual boot machine. Do you use Linux? What OSs do you use?
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I only use Win98SE. I don't really back up anything other than text files and so forth which I just burn on a CDRW.

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Only 20 gig for porn? That doesn't seem right... lol.
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I once had a friend of mine ask if he could use a partition on my hard drive to backup some things off a HD that died on him. I asked how much space he thought he'd need, and he told me about 2gb. He actually took all 18gb that I had free at the time. I blinked when I came in to work the next morning and saw that. When I opened it up to see what was so bloody important, turns out that it was all pr0n. all of it.

I deleted it.
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On my 120gb I normally have a 40gb system partition (actually currently a 30gb XP and a 10gb Longhorn partition) and an 80gb "crap" partition with backed up files, mp3s (about 30gb), videos (no pr0n), and a "downloads" directory where I put all my unsorted downloads, games, etc.

Linux gets its own HD, simply because I had a spare WD 20gb kicking around with nothing on it.
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Thanks Paradox.

It's nice to get a real answer relating to the issue rather than someone's deviant behavior.

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Old 04-04-2003, 08:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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MicroBell,

That wasn't a shot at you, I was joking in a sarcastic way.

No appology needed my friend.

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Old 04-13-2003, 07:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Western Digital 80GB special edition with the 8MB buffer on a 400 Mhz Celeron? man you need an upgrade
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Old 04-13-2003, 08:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Western Digital 80GB special edition with the 8MB buffer on a 400 Mhz Celeron? man you need an upgrade
Man, you got that right brother!

Kind of like putting a Viper V-10 engine in a Hyundai isn't it? LOL

When I can save some money I am going to build an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton" with an MSI K7N2G-LISR (NVIDIA nForce2 IGP) motherboard and 512MB of Mushkin PC2700 Cas-2 RAM.

Man, that would be nice!

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