How do you set up your partitions? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-02-2008, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 267
Default How do you set up your partitions?

I am building a new system with a Abit AN9 and 320 GB SATA drive. The install see's the drive but I forgot about the size limit in XP since I have a no SP disk.

Soooo, after the installation I have a 127gb partition, after updates I can see the rest of it.

How do you all manage partitions? I was thinking about expanding it to make a 300+ GB C: and then add my 120GB IDE for extra space, but I am starting to think a smaller 100 GB or so C: with an extra 200 GB drive is better. Do you all find it more of a pain to have a 300+ GB C: rather than a 100 GB or so C: and the remaining data drives?

My current system has about 70 GB in Program files, if I had the extra drives I would move my docs and any other data I back up to the extra drives.

Mr. LL is offline  
Old 04-02-2008, 12:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
peterhuang913's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: How do you set up your partitions?

One big chunk: no mess, too lazy


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 04-02-2008, 12:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
Private Joker
carnageX's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 23,147
Default Re: How do you set up your partitions?

Originally Posted by peterhuang913 View Post
One big chunk: no mess, too lazy
Same here, lol.
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Old 04-02-2008, 01:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
Schecters's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 252
Default Re: How do you set up your partitions?

I have an 80 gig for OS's, and then have storage and program files partitions on a 250 gig. I like keeping the OS's separate. Trying to get programs that were previously installed is a hassle, though. So I'd say have a game partition, and then install the rest of the programs on your OS partition.

But having a separate data (or storage) partition is a must.

AMD 4200+ | 2gigs Corsair XMS 3200 | EVGA nf41 sli | EVGA 9800 GTX+
Tagan ITZ 700w | Audigy 2 ZS | 250 gig WD | 80 gig WD | 750 gig WD

LAPPY | Vista Business x86
Dell Vostro 1500 | 2 gigs dell junk| 160 gig | 8600M GT
Schecters is offline  
Old 04-02-2008, 01:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
eyeCpc's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,074
Default Re: How do you set up your partitions?

Good Gravy! While having three hard drives and four partitions I still seem to run out of room having a 500gb drive split!

On the left is the Vista primary with the 500gb external usb storage drive properties seen. That's over 200gb seen for the Vista primary while not all of that space is used for files being stored there as well as on the usb model. The remaining space will likely see Limux root and swap partitions while those will probably be smaller then originally planned.
eyeCpc is offline  
Old 04-02-2008, 03:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
KSoD's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: How do you set up your partitions?

I have a 50GB for XP, 75GB for Vista, 20GB for Ubuntu. After that i have a 320GB for Storage that i use with Torrent stuff. I have 140GB for music, 20GB for Documents, 30GB for pics, 120GB for other downloads (Drivers and apps) and it goes on.

I separate my OS from the rest of my stuff so when i format...i dont lose anything.
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 04-02-2008, 09:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
eyeCpc's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,074
Default Re: How do you set up your partitions?

I run drive at the moment seeing 465gb for XP having been strictly a storage drive before removing the ide drive where that was previously. The new install presently sees 220gb with the second being a temp storage partition until likely seeing ubuntu replace that on a much smaller root and swap pair.

The external 500gb is mainly for storage and backup of both XP and Vista while certain downloads and updates are stored in local directories on each primary. Gee? Already the Vista desktop is loaded up even more since that doesn't take long.

For video capturing and other things XP needed the capacity plus storing upto 420gb at times on the now Vista drive. The next version of Windows will likely see a 64bit edition replace XP however.
eyeCpc is offline  
Old 04-02-2008, 09:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
Lord Techie
veedubfreak's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: How do you set up your partitions?

On the gaming right i have 2 160gb drives. Each drive is 30 for the OS and the rest is for storage. I have xp on 1 30gb part and vista on the other 30gb part and just put my data on the leftover area. On the media pc, i have a 100gb partition for the os, and the other 3.5TB for data ><
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 04-02-2008, 10:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
Monster Techie
CntdwnToExtn's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Parents Basement...Still
Posts: 1,746
Send a message via MSN to CntdwnToExtn
Default Re: How do you set up your partitions?

gaming computer
36gig Raptor
1. 9gig XP, Drivers
2. 24gig Games

gaming computer in a few days
--36gig Raptor
1. Vista, Drivers
--74gig Raptor
1 . Games

--120gig total
1. 20gig O/S, Drivers
2. 100gig Programs, small storage
--250gig Total
1. 20gig Virtual Machines
2. 230gig Storage

I keep O/S and storage on different partitions incase of O/S failure. I only need to quickly re-install the O/S and re-write permissions. no worries for files stored on O/S partition
[110.7896] Getting up from chair
[112.8798] Walking to fridge
[118.5234] Opening Fridge
[119.1439] CntdwnToExtn panic - no beer: Fridge empty!

CntdwnToExtn is offline  
Old 04-02-2008, 10:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
Master Techie
Alvin.C's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,578
Default Re: How do you set up your partitions?

I have three partitions on my 160 GB drive:

1. 30 GB - Windows XP
2. 30 GB - Windows Vista
3. 90 GB - Personal Data Files


|Desktop PC| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)| |AMD FX 4100 Black Edition 3.6 GHz @ 4.0 GHz OC| |Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 PRO| |Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Super Overclock 1GB| |ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD SATA III HDD| |Kingston HyperX 8GB PC3-14900 DDR3-1866| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Partitions & Gaming Doer. Microsoft Windows and Software 6 03-18-2008 11:56 PM
Clone Hard Drive? peterhuang913 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 16 03-03-2008 12:12 AM
automated windows task manager set priorities? akasixcon Microsoft Windows and Software 0 12-24-2007 04:17 PM
URGENT HELP! Post Windows Install Keeps Deleting My Partitions datahead Microsoft Windows and Software 7 06-12-2007 08:57 AM
Question about hard drive partitions in Vista ? weswes Microsoft Windows and Software 0 06-05-2007 01:46 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.