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Old 08-08-2004, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im running windows xp home atm. Im thinking of creating a partition on my hd purely for the os. Will this make a difference to the performance of my pc?

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Old 08-08-2004, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its still the same hard drive . . .

what i'm doing on my soon-to-be computer is getting a western digital raptor and putting OS and games on that so they load faster

its a 10000 rpm hd that runs on sata
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Old 08-08-2004, 05:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think there are other factors to consider other than the specs of the hard drive; having a seperate partition for temporary files (internet cache, downloads) can reduce fragmentation on the partition used for programs, which would affect speed, although I don't know to what extent.
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It didn't bother my PC when I did it.
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