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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    ^ I do a very similar thing to that at the moment but without a seperate partition for settings. XP has been fine for 18 months with very little defraging required.

    edited for clarity.
    Last edited by iranu; 15-08-2007 at 06:28 PM.
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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinizter View Post
    Here's the guide from ZapWizard ... Its based on Win2K, but should apply just fine to XP.

    http://www.zapwizard.com/Guides/Partitioning/index.html
    Ooh, that looks cool...I might give that a shot sometime, see how it goes, thanks
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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    that's a good addition.... cheers

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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    Quote Originally Posted by kidzer View Post
    Ooh, that looks cool...I might give that a shot sometime, see how it goes, thanks
    ++ It would be nice if Microsoft made Windows support this multi-partitioning schema without hacking up the registry.
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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    ++ It would be nice if Microsoft made Windows support this multi-partitioning schema without hacking up the registry.
    That is probably worthwhile if you are not running out of drive letters on all desktops like me.
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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung View Post
    That is probably worthwhile if you are not running out of drive letters on all desktops like me.

    looking at your Sig, with pc specs in, that IS a lot of letters!

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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    I thought I was greedy on the disk space front...

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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    Lol i thought i was greedy too..(goes off to count his gigabytes). I might try this partitioning system on my next install.

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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    pls do....mnes doing well

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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    Drive C, E, G and H are WDAAKS 500gig. Drive S is Maxtor dont know which one. Drive T is Hitachi Deskstar. Windows Vista give HDD transfer speed a 5.8.




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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    Well, the C drive certainly proves the theory works quite well, as that's your first partition and it's faster than the others

    G interests me.....was that un formatted?

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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    What's good tool to test the disk performance? I don't really want to install Nero as I have no other need for it.

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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    HD Tach, SiSandra? (not used that in a while).
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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    Well, the C drive certainly proves the theory works quite well, as that's your first partition and it's faster than the others

    G interests me.....was that un formatted?
    G is what was left over from the initial partition which is drive C. So i partitioned the 500GB HDD to a 100GB partition, C, and then G was the 365GB left over. I then took about 28GB and 2GB from the 365GB for Vista.
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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    some high-end storage systems (i.e. ours) use this theory in practice - the entire system is made from 7200rpm sata disks, but it exceeds fibre-channel performance by using platter edges for "high priority" data

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    bump.
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