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

    As I'm getting the Western Digital 640GB HDD pretty soon (when my new PC arrives ;o)

    I'll be running Vista Ultimate 64-bit on it. I was thinking to make the first partition arround 100GB for my OS and other Applications (like MS Word etc...)
    My second partition the games of like 240GB and the third partition the data/files drive of arround 300GB.

    Would this be a smart thing to do? If not, what else?
    I'm ok to test something, aslong as my OS and my games run fast lol

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

    seems good. thats how i did it but on a 250gb though, i used around 60-80gb for the first partition and split the remaining into two partitions. i gotta buy at least a 320gb before i head off to philippines this xmas

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

    Interesting thread. Might try this.

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

    Is this like matrix raid for 1 drive? or am i totally mistaken?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Az00123 View Post
    Is this like matrix raid for 1 drive? or am i totally mistaken?
    Totally mistaken

    The idea is that data is read faster from different parts of the disk. By using this part for OS data, it should make your system feel more responsive.
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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    Might be worth having a poll to see who has tried it and the results?

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

    the 1st 40gb partition on my 150gb raptor has lower access time (6.7) but i cant really feel its quicker

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Totally mistaken

    The idea is that data is read faster from different parts of the disk. By using this part for OS data, it should make your system feel more responsive.
    So it is like matrix raid where you take the inner parts (fastest) of each disk for OS and then use the outer for storage, except it's with 1 drive?

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

    Umm I think you will find that the outer parts of the drive are the fastest...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Az00123 View Post
    So it is like matrix raid where you take the inner parts (fastest) of each disk for OS and then use the outer for storage, except it's with 1 drive?
    Nope.
    Matrix RAID allows the drive's to be split into different forms of RAID - For example, RAID 1 and 0 on the same 2 drives. See http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets...storage_sb.htm

    AFAIK, Matrix RAID does nothing to ensure the data is positioned on the fastest area of the disk

    Bottom line is that Matrix RAID = Speed through a RAID solution
    This = Speed through using your disk efficiently, hopefully
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    Re: How to Speed up your Hard Disk :-) (Zak's Partition Theory)

    Oic, I might have a go with this when i get a new wd 640gb

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

    This is a good post. I can't wait to try it^^ for my PC

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