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Good partition scheme for 80gig drive?

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Digerati

Guest
#1
Just got a new 80gb Seagate Barracuda IV.

I want to have XPpro on a seperate partition so if I ever need to reinstall the OS, I don't lose everything else.

What do you think is a good size partition to just hold the OS and stuff?
is 5 gigs too little or too much?

Thanks!
 
#4
Maybe a 20 gig partition for Windows and all your software.
Rest of the 60 gigs for downloads, documents, backups, music etc.

Sound good?
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#5
yep :D

I would also recommend moving a couple space hogging files off there

pagefile & temporary internet files

better still if ya stick em in their own partition

:cool:
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#6
Personally, over 60gb (40+20) i have.

8GB for Windows and Applications
10GB for files i need to keep in the event of a format (documents, downloaded installers, etc)
30GB for Media, mp3/DivX and so on.
12gb for FreeBSD :D
 
#7
I like to create a partition just for installation of programs, so my windows partition has the least amount of fragmentation as possible. I also redirect my temp file directories to that drive as well; I even change my desktop path to my "data" drive since I use it often and I don't want to clutter up my windows partition. See the pic for my new drive configuration as of this morning, the SWAP on my primary drive should probably be at the beginning of the drive but I don't really feel like moving it at the moment. Also it would probably be more efficient to have the "Programs" partition on the other disk as well.

Next time I format It will be like this:
Primary: OS, Documents, SWAP
Secondary: Programs, DATA, SWAP

All partitions are using cluster sizes of 64k.
 
#8
But you have to reinstall most of your software if you format Windows anyway, which is why I leave software on the same partition as Windows.
 

melon

MS-DOS 2.0
Political User
#9
I would merely suggest a second hard drive: one for OS's and programs and the other for documents and other irreplaceable files. Then, if one or the other hard drive fails, at least you have some room for maneuvering.

Melon
 
#10
Originally posted by melon
I would merely suggest a second hard drive: one for OS's and programs and the other for documents and other irreplaceable files. Then, if one or the other hard drive fails, at least you have some room for maneuvering.

Melon
Agreed ... that's the best way to go :)
 
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ZipTriX

Guest
#11
Originally posted by NetRyder
But you have to reinstall most of your software if you format Windows anyway, which is why I leave software on the same partition as Windows.
I agree.
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#12
I have found that if I keep my windows partition free of programs and other stuff that can be moved, I find that my 'puter itself runs more effeciently. 5 gigs of NTFS partition is big enough for the XP installation. Here is how I set up my partitions.


Heeter
 

Nismo83

OSNN AZN Addict
#14
here's my partition for my 80GB wd hdd

10GB for System

20GB for Games / Program Files

20GB for mp3/mtv

30 gb for movies/drama/ download stuff
 
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Capalass

Guest
#16
Just a random question if you have all your programs installed on the second drive or partition, and you need to reinstall windows don't you have to reinstall all the programs? If so what is the point in installing the programs on a different partition?
 
#18
Originally posted by Capalass
Just a random question if you have all your programs installed on the second drive or partition, and you need to reinstall windows don't you have to reinstall all the programs? If so what is the point in installing the programs on a different partition?
That's the reason I keep them on the same partition. :)
 

Nismo83

OSNN AZN Addict
#19
quite lotta program doesn't require any new installation as well as games too. that's y i seperate it. Anyway, it depends on the user, some format together with it and install a fresh copy of it but in such case i don't.
 

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