Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkychan, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    PC A 900 Celeron /256 SDRAM /10Gb HD unpartitioned
    PC B 1.1 Celeron /512 SDRAM / 20 Gb HD partitioned 10/5/5

    Upon opening an application, the unpartitioned HD opens more faster., is there a reason behind it.,? or because its unpartitioned and drive is smaller ??
  2. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    errr... can we use those unpartition without partition it? how can we access it?

    is it my problem (me outdated) ?? weird... weird... :eek:
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    He means that he only has one partition.

    The reason the first disk is faster is probably alot more on the software side than hardware. It could be what's installed (more gunk => slower disk) or it could be the drive setting, like UDMA setting.

    The partitioning shouldn't make a noticeable difference anyway.
  4. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

    Sorry, the 'unpartitined' disk is single partition but I think the Guru is right., the second disk has a lot more softwares installed
  5. Mevunky

    Mevunky Guest

    I agree with Zedric

    I always format every few months to keep things running lean and mean. also make sure both drives are defragged and UDMA settings are correct as that like Zedric said can make differences. Huge sometimes, my motherboards defaul was PIO 4, which was painfully slow!
  6. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    but i dont think it (in ur case) will make any huge diff... ;)
    so better check those recommend by zedric and mevunky lol!

    mayb it also bcoz of diff. mobo, program running in background, diff. hd... etc.
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    a single partition will have a slightly better performance than a partitioned disk