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May 1, 2010 5:40:49 PM

my settings was

C: 100 gb system partition

D: 100 gb for keeping my data . and system s/w . i dont usually format that so i can keep
my data on it . so i dont download stuff to it or expose it to any virus dangers .

E: 500 gb for downloads and installations of games applications ex.. i can easily format that and C: in case
of infection .

my question is : is there any negative side of making one big partition ? that can effect
the performance or paging files or what ever on the hdd ? or is it ok? thanks

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a b G Storage
May 1, 2010 8:07:27 PM

It really depend on how often the heads are moving to each partition. If they spend most of the time on your boot partition (for example, you install a few key apps there) then the partitioning will have helped your speed (acess times) overall. This is called short stroking.

If there is frequent access to the other apps/data, then you have possibly slowed the overall system down, or at best not had any effect by partitioning.
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May 1, 2010 9:21:53 PM

i install normal programs like msn winamp vlc things like that on c
and i store my data on D and i install games on E

so that way i keep the system partition free and i dont use D so its also clean
i use E mainly for games and downloads so i can format it easily if i got any
bad stuff on it . is that a good setup i general or do u recommend something different
i dont really understand everything u said .
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a b G Storage
May 1, 2010 11:10:15 PM

if you aren't using D, switch & make the unused partition E, games and data on D. That 2nd partition is closer to the first, so the heads don't have to travel as far.
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May 2, 2010 11:14:27 AM

i didnt know they are in a relay , thats a useful information .

but i allready formated E: as 500 gb and D: wont be enough now .
is it worth it to go all the way and reinstall again ? it took me a full day to setup .
anyway am using achi with Intel rapid storage i guess that means NCQ
is enabled so the head would move in different way . dose it not ?

if it wasnt a big issue i will take by ure advise in future formatting abd leave
the unused partition as the last one . instead of remaking it all over
again today . thanks for help

note : u didnt answer me about the partition sizing thing ? dose it matter
haw big or small the partitions are ? did i make E : too big ? is that a bad thing
in some way ?
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