Will partioning WD Raptor XP/Vista slow it down Tags: Hard Drives Windows Vista Raptor Windows XP Storage Last response: March 19, 2008 6:23 PM in Storage Share johneng March 19, 2008 5:28:22 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 More about : partioning raptor vista slow sandmanwn March 19, 2008 6:12:31 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. johneng March 19, 2008 6:23:26 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources WD Elements external hard drive gets extremely slow after falling down. Forum Slow transfer speeds on a WD 150 GB Raptor Forum SolvedWD Green drive seems to be slowing whole computer down Forum (SOLVED!) 1.5 TB WD Caviar Black & RAID 1 slow down Forum WD Caviar Green (WD20EARX) slowing my pc down Forum WD WD20EARX slows system's down? Forum WD drive slowing down Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !