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Ye Olde Partition Question

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January 19, 2011 2:33:59 PM

Hi Guys ...

I have my new system and am now struggling with my partition setup. I have 4 physical HDD:
3 x 500GB (same model)
1 x 1TB



Option 1:
D1 - OS / Apps (50GB)
D1 - Partition 2 (450G) as a temporary backup for files from the other 3 drives
D2 - Dev Disk - My development projects + Temp Files and Swap file + Outlook file
D3 - Database Files + Workspace for ripping DVDs etc.
D4 - Storage (1TB HDD)

Opition 2:
D1 - OS / Apps (50GB)
D1 - Partition 2 (450G) as a temporary backup for files from the other 3 drives + dev projects + outlook file
D2+3 - Raid 0 - Temp Files and Swap file + Database Files + Workspace for ripping DVDs etc.
D4 - Storage (1TB HDD)

Option 3:
Ideas welcome here...


Notes:
Database files are for dev purposes and no real data is stored, if they dissapear I just recreate and carry on.
On the raid 0 - I keep mostly large files swap, rips, databases so that's where it should be usefull (the temp files might not)
As you can see if the raid dies I lose nothing.

System Setup:
2600K + Asus P8P67 Pro (on board raid) + 8GB Ram
All HDD are seagate SATA 2s
System is Win 7 x64

Appreciate help.

a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2011 2:01:47 AM

You could set up a Ramdisk using 3-4GB of RAM to accelerate temp file swaps/use. I would keep a back up on a different physical disk, because if your primary drive fails, you won't be able to recovery the back ups.
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