Success! WD 160G Hard Drive

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Success!!!
Thanks for all of the excellent advice I got in this group, I
installed it and created five equal partetions..............no
problem! It Actually works

THANKS LOADS GROUP!

Wildbill


A7N8X-E Deluxe Revision 2.xx BIOS 1008
AMD Athalon XP 2800+ Barton Core
2 X- Xerox (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
Geforce FX 5200 128MB
Windows XP Home SP1
3Dvision TV/FM/Video Capture
DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar WD1600JB 160GB Hard Drive
........and the list goes on.........
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Why did you create 5 partitions? I'm just curious...

    <Wildbill> wrote in message
    news:16ad809c91m5fn2ejgov1u90ugehbvnofm@4ax.com...
    > Success!!!
    > Thanks for all of the excellent advice I got in this group, I
    > installed it and created five equal partetions..............no
    > problem! It Actually works
    >
    > THANKS LOADS GROUP!
    >
    > Wildbill
    >
    >
    > A7N8X-E Deluxe Revision 2.xx BIOS 1008
    > AMD Athalon XP 2800+ Barton Core
    > 2 X- Xerox (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    > Geforce FX 5200 128MB
    > Windows XP Home SP1
    > 3Dvision TV/FM/Video Capture
    > DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB Hard Drive
    > Western Digital Caviar WD1600JB 160GB Hard Drive
    > .......and the list goes on.........
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Audio/Video/Still Images/Data/OS


    On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 22:31:53 GMT, "DanO"
    <danogorchockNO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote:

    >Why did you create 5 partitions? I'm just curious...
    >
    ><Wildbill> wrote in message
    >news:16ad809c91m5fn2ejgov1u90ugehbvnofm@4ax.com...
    >> Success!!!
    >> Thanks for all of the excellent advice I got in this group, I
    >> installed it and created five equal partetions..............no
    >> problem! It Actually works
    >>
    >> THANKS LOADS GROUP!
    >>
    >> Wildbill
    >>
    >>
    >> A7N8X-E Deluxe Revision 2.xx BIOS 1008
    >> AMD Athalon XP 2800+ Barton Core
    >> 2 X- Xerox (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    >> Geforce FX 5200 128MB
    >> Windows XP Home SP1
    >> 3Dvision TV/FM/Video Capture
    >> DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB Hard Drive
    >> Western Digital Caviar WD1600JB 160GB Hard Drive
    >> .......and the list goes on.........
    >

    A7N8X-E Deluxe Revision 2.xx BIOS 1008
    AMD Athalon XP 2800+ Barton Core
    2 X- Xerox (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    Geforce FX 5200 128MB
    Windows XP Home SP1
    3Dvision TV/FM/Video Capture
    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB Hard Drive
    Western Digital Caviar WD1600JB 160GB Hard Drive
    ........and the list goes on.........
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Wildbill wrote:
    >
    > Audio/Video/Still Images/Data/OS
    >
    > On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 22:31:53 GMT, "DanO"
    > <danogorchockNO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Why did you create 5 partitions? I'm just curious...
    > >
    > ><Wildbill> wrote in message
    > >news:16ad809c91m5fn2ejgov1u90ugehbvnofm@4ax.com...
    > >> Success!!!
    > >> Thanks for all of the excellent advice I got in this group, I
    > >> installed it and created five equal partetions..............no
    > >> problem! It Actually works
    > >>
    > >> THANKS LOADS GROUP!
    > >>
    > >> Wildbill
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> A7N8X-E Deluxe Revision 2.xx BIOS 1008
    > >> AMD Athalon XP 2800+ Barton Core
    > >> 2 X- Xerox (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    > >> Geforce FX 5200 128MB
    > >> Windows XP Home SP1
    > >> 3Dvision TV/FM/Video Capture
    > >> DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB Hard Drive
    > >> Western Digital Caviar WD1600JB 160GB Hard Drive
    > >> .......and the list goes on.........
    > >
    >
    > A7N8X-E Deluxe Revision 2.xx BIOS 1008
    > AMD Athalon XP 2800+ Barton Core
    > 2 X- Xerox (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    > Geforce FX 5200 128MB
    > Windows XP Home SP1
    > 3Dvision TV/FM/Video Capture
    > Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB Hard Drive
    > Western Digital Caviar WD1600JB 160GB Hard Drive
    > .......and the list goes on.........

    Not the best way to get the best performance for video or other things
    for that matter.
    Your system should be on your single fastest drive, with your data on
    another totally seperate drive. I'd suggest something like a fast 40gig
    drive for your system, with the 160 gig partitioned as you like in NTFS
    to keep file sizes over 4gigs intact.

    Gordon
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    <Wildbill> wrote in message news:mdqg80167bn6q9e4hn4n8gq0v2gra2bsei@4ax.com...

    > Audio/Video/Still Images/Data/OS

    ummm. if you really partioned in that order..
    the last 1/4 of hdd (approx) is 1/2 speed of beginning 1/4.
    The OS needs speed the most to host underlying system.

    OS/data/video/audio/still images

    --
    'Seek and ye shall find'
    NT Canuck
    http://ntcanuck.com
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    I have moved my OS back to the 40GB Maxtor. I really don't know what I
    will use that partetion for at this point. I may merge it with one of
    the others

    Wildbill


    On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 18:53:24 GMT, "NT Canuck" <ntcanuck@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    ><Wildbill> wrote in message news:mdqg80167bn6q9e4hn4n8gq0v2gra2bsei@4ax.com...
    >
    >> Audio/Video/Still Images/Data/OS
    >
    >ummm. if you really partioned in that order..
    >the last 1/4 of hdd (approx) is 1/2 speed of beginning 1/4.
    >The OS needs speed the most to host underlying system.
    >
    >OS/data/video/audio/still images

    A7N8X-E Deluxe Revision 2.xx BIOS 1008
    AMD Athalon XP 2800+ Barton Core
    2 X- Xerox (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    Geforce FX 5200 128MB
    Windows XP Home SP1
    3Dvision TV/FM/Video Capture
    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB Hard Drive
    Western Digital Caviar WD1600BB 160GB Hard Drive
    ........and the list goes on.........
  6. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Interesting.... You've got me even more curious now.... Why not just
    create folders on a single large partition for each of these items, called
    "My Pictures," "My Videos," "My Music," "My Documents," etc...??? This way
    you don't end up always reshuffling partition sizes when you run out of
    disk space within a given partition.

    <Wildbill> wrote in message
    news:rm9j809dvkl778fbb4u0qioe81lps34crk@4ax.com...
    > I have moved my OS back to the 40GB Maxtor. I really don't know what I
    > will use that partetion for at this point. I may merge it with one of
    > the others
    >
    > Wildbill
    >
    >
    > On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 18:53:24 GMT, "NT Canuck" <ntcanuck@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > ><Wildbill> wrote in message
    news:mdqg80167bn6q9e4hn4n8gq0v2gra2bsei@4ax.com...
    > >
    > >> Audio/Video/Still Images/Data/OS
    > >
    > >ummm. if you really partioned in that order..
    > >the last 1/4 of hdd (approx) is 1/2 speed of beginning 1/4.
    > >The OS needs speed the most to host underlying system.
    > >
    > >OS/data/video/audio/still images
    >
    > A7N8X-E Deluxe Revision 2.xx BIOS 1008
    > AMD Athalon XP 2800+ Barton Core
    > 2 X- Xerox (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    > Geforce FX 5200 128MB
    > Windows XP Home SP1
    > 3Dvision TV/FM/Video Capture
    > Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB Hard Drive
    > Western Digital Caviar WD1600BB 160GB Hard Drive
    > .......and the list goes on.........
  7. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    One good reason is that if your OS fails to boot & has to be
    reinstalled you will not lose the data. I also find it more convenient
    when making C partition backups to have as little data as possible in
    the backup.

    Locust

    On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 03:15:20 GMT, "DanO"
    <danogorchockNO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote:

    >Interesting.... You've got me even more curious now.... Why not just
    >create folders on a single large partition for each of these items, called
    >"My Pictures," "My Videos," "My Music," "My Documents," etc...??? This way
    >you don't end up always reshuffling partition sizes when you run out of
    >disk space within a given partition.
    >
    ><Wildbill> wrote in message
    >news:rm9j809dvkl778fbb4u0qioe81lps34crk@4ax.com...
    >> I have moved my OS back to the 40GB Maxtor. I really don't know what I
    >> will use that partetion for at this point. I may merge it with one of
    >> the others
    >>
    >> Wildbill
    >>
    >>
    >> On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 18:53:24 GMT, "NT Canuck" <ntcanuck@hotmail.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> ><Wildbill> wrote in message
    >news:mdqg80167bn6q9e4hn4n8gq0v2gra2bsei@4ax.com...
    >> >
    >> >> Audio/Video/Still Images/Data/OS
    >> >
    >> >ummm. if you really partioned in that order..
    >> >the last 1/4 of hdd (approx) is 1/2 speed of beginning 1/4.
    >> >The OS needs speed the most to host underlying system.
    >> >
    >> >OS/data/video/audio/still images
    >>
    >> A7N8X-E Deluxe Revision 2.xx BIOS 1008
    >> AMD Athalon XP 2800+ Barton Core
    >> 2 X- Xerox (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    >> Geforce FX 5200 128MB
    >> Windows XP Home SP1
    >> 3Dvision TV/FM/Video Capture
    >> Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB Hard Drive
    >> Western Digital Caviar WD1600BB 160GB Hard Drive
    >> .......and the list goes on.........
    >
  8. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    That would depend on why your OS fails to boot. If it is a HD failure you
    might lose it all. It's not a bad idea to make another boot image on the
    same drive in a different directory. That way if just the main install of
    windows gets corrupted, but the boot.ini file isn't, you can boot to the
    second image and make adjustments from the GUI instead of recovery console.

    "end user" <locust@gregarious.com> wrote in message
    news:vvnk80hl1d658uhs9886l87vofp124dq4h@4ax.com...
    One good reason is that if your OS fails to boot & has to be
    reinstalled you will not lose the data. I also find it more convenient
    when making C partition backups to have as little data as possible in
    the backup.

    Locust

    On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 03:15:20 GMT, "DanO"
    <danogorchockNO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote:

    >Interesting.... You've got me even more curious now.... Why not just
    >create folders on a single large partition for each of these items, called
    >"My Pictures," "My Videos," "My Music," "My Documents," etc...??? This way
    >you don't end up always reshuffling partition sizes when you run out of
    >disk space within a given partition.
    >
    ><Wildbill> wrote in message
    >news:rm9j809dvkl778fbb4u0qioe81lps34crk@4ax.com...
    >> I have moved my OS back to the 40GB Maxtor. I really don't know what I
    >> will use that partetion for at this point. I may merge it with one of
    >> the others
    >>
    >> Wildbill
    >>
    >>
    >> On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 18:53:24 GMT, "NT Canuck" <ntcanuck@hotmail.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> ><Wildbill> wrote in message
    >news:mdqg80167bn6q9e4hn4n8gq0v2gra2bsei@4ax.com...
    >> >
    >> >> Audio/Video/Still Images/Data/OS
    >> >
    >> >ummm. if you really partioned in that order..
    >> >the last 1/4 of hdd (approx) is 1/2 speed of beginning 1/4.
    >> >The OS needs speed the most to host underlying system.
    >> >
    >> >OS/data/video/audio/still images
    >>
    >> A7N8X-E Deluxe Revision 2.xx BIOS 1008
    >> AMD Athalon XP 2800+ Barton Core
    >> 2 X- Xerox (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    >> Geforce FX 5200 128MB
    >> Windows XP Home SP1
    >> 3Dvision TV/FM/Video Capture
    >> Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB Hard Drive
    >> Western Digital Caviar WD1600BB 160GB Hard Drive
    >> .......and the list goes on.........
    >
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