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Partition planning multiple drives

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December 12, 2008 4:08:33 PM

Say I've got two drives, 80GB PATA and a 500GB SATA 3GB/s, which setup would give a good mix of system managibility and performance?

#1
80GB
- C:\Windows

500GB -
- D:\Pagefile
- E:\Games
- F:\Data
- G:\Backups

#2
500GB -
- C:\Windows
- D:\Games
- E:\Data

80GB
- F:\Pagefile
- G:\Backups

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December 12, 2008 4:49:59 PM

you don't need to create all those extra drive letters, that will just complicate things.

just use the 80gb as your boot drive (c:) 
and the 500gb as your data drive (d:) 

put all your programs on c:
all your data and pagefile on d:
December 12, 2008 5:33:14 PM

Your 500gb drive will be the faster drive. and the number of drives your suggesting is over the top... personally

500gb
c:\windows
d:\games-data

80gb
e:\pagefile-backups

If you have important data youll be best to have backups on an external drive, maybe get an external enclosure and put the 80gb in that.
December 12, 2008 5:59:41 PM

The partitions aren't set in stone. I was just trying to give a general idea of file placement. I use Acronis true image and it creates a hidden fat32 partition for backups. So I guess I'll just slap a small partition at the begining of the 80GB for the PF and allocate the rest to acronis. Thanks for the help guys.
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