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
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
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.
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.
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