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Will partioning WD Raptor XP/Vista slow it down
Mar 19, 2008, 5:28 PM
Hi tried the search function to no avail
I've gone from 2 sata drives in raid stripe partitoned one XP the other Vista, To one 150GB Raptor.
I have XP installed as XP is more stable and quicker for games BUT I still want Vista as I need it for work.
So should I partition my raptor for vista or stick it on a SATA drive (my raid is no longer operational)
Will it slow my Raptor doen being Partitioned.
Also just as a footnote My Raptor will not work alongside my 200 GIG IDE Drive
Any help much appreciated
Thank You for reading
Mar 19, 2008
will partioning raptor vista slow down
Mar 19, 2008, 6:12 PM
If you boot to each OS individually then it won't have any negative impact on performance.
You might want to think about picking up an IDE to SATA converter for your 200GB drive. Should fix your compatibility problem.
Mar 19, 2008, 6:23 PM
Was thinking about a converter
at moment got
1 sata 250
2 sata 300 drives
thinking about binning all three and getting a 1TB drive
Thanks for the Raptor help
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