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    partioning harddrive(s)

    i have 2 physical harddrives.
    one is 80gigs, other is 160 plus
    whats the best way to partition them?
    going to reinstall winXPro...was told to partition them all into equal parts.
    right now i have
    40 for C: drive,
    10 for my mp3z,
    150for my pictures (mainly photography stuff, NEF files, from my digital SLR) and then another
    40 for multimedia stuff (various pictures, files, videos, etc)
    whats the best way to partition all these to optimize speed and performance on the computer, thanks

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    whats the best way to partition all these to optimize speed and performance on the computer, thanks
    There's no advantage to partition the drives, they run best without partitions.

    Put your OS and programs on the 80gig and use that as your working drive. Move your swap file to the 160gig and use that drive for backups and storage.

    Buy a DVD burner for the times the drives get filled.

    I know this isn't what you wanted to hear....so partition the 80gig to 20/40 and be happy

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    No, i just wanted to hear what was best.

    So Ill just do the 80gig for windowsXP and my one game i own.
    Hardly game, got better things to do with my time. lol
    The other big guy ill use for my pictures, videos and mp3z i guess.
    thanks for the reply
    anyone else have any thoughts on this?

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    If your not going to use much for OS and programs then you could partition the 80gig and have more storage.

    Put your swap file on 160gig.

    After you get everything installed make an image of your c: drive or use windows backup utility and make a complete backup and store it on the 160gig. If your OS goes bonkers then you can restore c: drive.

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    one advantage would be imaging windows instead of the entire drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastGame
    If your not going to use much for OS and programs then you could partition the 80gig and have more storage.

    Put your swap file on 160gig.

    After you get everything installed make an image of your c: drive or use windows backup utility and make a complete backup and store it on the 160gig. If your OS goes bonkers then you can restore c: drive.
    so break up the 80 gig c: drive? if all im using is winXP and 1 game on it?

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