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: ForumHow to partion hard drive for best performance ForumNew PC-- Partioning Raptor and 2 SATA ForumSlow transfer speeds on a WD 150 GB Raptor ForumNewbie looking for sensible partioning advice ForumWD Raptor 10K RMP versus new 7K RPM Platter versus new SSD Forumraptor vs a regular wd hdd ForumWD 740GD Raptor - Replace time? ForumWD Caviar Blk 1tb 64mb SATA 6.0gb or Raptor 300 ForumWhy is my WD 1500ADFD Raptor performing so slowly?? ForumStrange problem just occured with my WD Raptor . Need some expert help. ForumWill WD Raptor work with other hard drive? ForumDoes partioning a disk effect performace? ForumWD Raptor 74GB on a XI 2550 laptop? Forum(1)150 10,000RPM WD Raptor VS (2)Seagate 7200.10 320s RAID 0 ForumCheap RAID Ravages WD Raptor ForumWD Raptor worth the price? ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumOne HD with Vista keeps turning off the HD with XP Home. Forumso very frustrated, samsung dvd drive and vista ForumWill it burn dual density? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !