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Advantages of Partition Sizes of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, etc...

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January 3, 2014 4:03:17 PM

I just installed a new 1TB Seagate SV35 Series hard drive. Specifically: ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB OEM

I've got it installed, the BIOS recognized it and Windows 8/64-bit recognized it, and I see it in Computer Management, but I have not yet initialized it because I wanted to ask:

I know a computer's favorite numbers are: 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, etc.... So would there be any kind of advantage at all if I partitioned it with, say, 256GB for video capture, 512GB for data, and the rest as a backup partition? I know the third partition won't be a "favorite number", but there's nothing I can do about that.

Of course, I know there have been simple 80GB hard drives and 200GB hard drives so I know any partition will work. I was just curious about any advantages to using those "computer numbers" listed above.

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a c 1306 G Storage
January 3, 2014 5:49:05 PM

the pc actually wont care what size you make the drive as long as its a multiple of 4096 bits otherwise it will multiples of 512bits
(I'm guessing that an Advanced Format drive (uses 4k) and not a 512bit drive)
January 3, 2014 6:48:17 PM

Haha... Well, I'm tired of waiting for replies and I have other hardware I need to install so I'm just going to go with partitions sized at 256GG, 512GB, and the third partition will be whatever is left. :) 
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