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Hi, i read somewhere that having multiple partitions on your hard drive increases the speed of windows generally. I have a 80 gig h.d.
What "partition plan" should i have? I have about 20 gigs in the program files and about the same in my documents.
Any suggestions?
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I would leave it as a single partition despite what you might have read or heard to the contrary. 80 gig is not a lot these days, and will soon fill up. You must remember that, however much RAM your system has, Windows still uses hard disk space as virtual memory, and the more free space there is for this, the less likely Windows will complain.

Don't have multiple partitions just to keep things separated, that's what folders are for!

The only time I created two partitions was when I had a slow system with just a 300Mhz CPU (remember them?), and a slow hard disk. When I wanted to burn a CD my system couldn't keep up with the burner. By creating a small second partition, the effective read speed on that partition was about 3 times faster so I put all my files for burning on there before making a CD. No more coasters!

However, now I have a modern system, that's no longer necessary. I'd rather have a second disk for backup than split my 80 gig system disk up into several partitions. Just no point. Keep it simple I say.

Edited by pip22, 06 August 2006 - 11:54 AM.

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