partition size

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ijy, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. ijy

    ijy Guest

    hello
    i have a sixty gig hard drive and would like to partition it
    what size should i give to windows
    i would like to assign a small part to photoshop as a scratch disc
    and the rest to programs and back-ups

    any help will be great

    ian
     
  2. well windows xp does take up about 1GB. why not do 3GB just in case. for photo shop i really dont know, give it 10 just in case cuz graphics are really big. so u left with 47 for the rest :)
     
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    wow, your smart... lol !
     
  4. i am? finally . :D
     
  5. 2z

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    if you have your boot drive less than 8 x gig format it FAT32 for better performance

    if you want to use NTFS the partition is better off being larger than 10 x gig

    my preferences for a single 60 gig hard drive would be

    all formatted FAT32

    C: 7 x gig : - XP & Apps'
    D: 3 x gig : - Pagefile (photoshop is a heavy user of the pagefile)
    E: 30 x gig : - Big installs ( like games)
    F: 15 x gig : - Storage & Backups
    G: 5 x gig : - for your scratch pad

    :cool:
     
  6. Nick M

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    Fat 32 is icky. If you turn off your computer the wrong way stuff gets corrupted...NTFS doesn't do that all that much...
     
  7. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    :D

    If you turn off your computer it will run a scandisk which is good :p

    My XP has NEVER crashed :D

    Now that its running on FAT32 it's more responsive

    NTFS is only of any use if your usage has outgrown FAT32

    :cool:
     
  8. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    My XP never crashed either...I do a clean install every month :)
     
  9. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    LOL

    I'm well overdue, I never get an excuse to

    now that I've got used to XP nothing ever goes wrong

    :cool:
     
  10. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Careful there don't jinx yourself :p :p :p
     
  11. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    jinx

    LOL

    first thing I do is disable restore

    tempting fate

    :eek:
     
  12. Nick M

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    I disable windows restore also. I use Goback, but, I'm not sure how to create restore points with it...
     
  13. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    LOL :D

    well that makes a lot of sense

    save up your pocket money & get your self some proper software

    Highly recommend PowerQuest Drive Image 2002

    really simple to use - even you could master it

    :p :p :p
     
  14. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    If you have the software (Partition Magic 7 for e.g.) you can keep your drives just big enough. When it comes to operations like cleaning up and defragging etc.. these operations become quicker (rather like ploughing a smaller field).

    If you need to have more space just make a new drive or an existing one bigger - very easy.

    I've never had any prob's with PM7 and I'm no expert.

    Mubbers
     
  15. Aarow

    Aarow Guest

    I have 1 40Gig for Windows, 2 *40Gigs in Raid for video editing. 20Gig for Mp3s and a 20Gig as a dump drive for downloads. All 7200 spin ata 100's. But i think it just over kill. I used to have lots of partitions but i think it easier just to buy new drive coz they are so cheap now.
     
  16. dabomb

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    my xp always crashes :D
     
  17. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    :D

    nice setup Aarow

    :cool:
     
  18. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Do you know why ???

    any ideas ???
     
  19. "I disable windows restore also. I use Goback, but, I'm not sure how to create restore points with it"

    When I used GoBack I would simply restart my computer to create a restore point.

    But as TwoZig reccomends, Drive Image 2002 a great program, and is probably the 8th wonder of the world. (a bit much you think?)
     
  20. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Hi Bold

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    8th wonder of the world. (a bit much you think?)
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    you like it so much eh

    I like it to Bold
    next to XP pro its the best piece of software I've got

    Essential if you like experimenting

    :p :p :p