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How do I partition wd caviar black 640gb before vista 64 install?

  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
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  • Caviar
  • Windows Vista
  • OEM
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Last response: in Storage
May 30, 2009 4:49:20 PM

I bought 2 wd caviar black 640gb OEM hard disks and I will want to partition them and I've never partitioned before. I will be installing vista 64-bit OEM on one and using the second drive as backup, but not in RAID.

My preference is 2 partitions for each disk, with the primary partition for vista and programs. How large should this be? Should my games be in a third partition or not? The main one will be sims 3.

Since I am partitioning before installing vista, do I need to download the software, as the disk is OEM? Do I just go to the WD website?


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a c 127 G Storage
May 30, 2009 6:01:20 PM

Just install Vista, do not pre-format the disk. You can format during the installation of Vista, make sure the disk is "unallocated" before you install to it.