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Whats the best and most efficient way to alter partitions, I have a nice little program called partition editor its a linux thingy. I tried partition magic and it messed up my partitions so I will be using my other handy dandy program unless of course you guys know something better. Just wondering!
    
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Partition Magic.

Learn to use it. >_>
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Partition Magic.

Learn to use it. >_>
Oh I used it just fine and I rebooted like it said to and AMAZINGLY ENOUGH, 50 GIGS OF SPACE WENT POOF.

So BOOOOOOO to partition magic, I heard it messed up someone elses too. Its lame!
    
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I think there is one that spilts it differently to give you crazy read/write speeds.
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I think there is one that spilts it differently to give you crazy read/write speeds.
Aren't you just so much help.
    
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Aren't you just so much help.
I try

Read more here:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=120184


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Its called Matrix Raid and its quite awesome actually. It lets you physically create slices (not partitions) out of your drives which forces the system to read/write from the fastest portion of the platters. In a sense faking creation of a physical drive smaller than it actually is. You really have to try it out for yourself to actually look and decipher the difference between a slice and a partition. A slice would not allow the outer portions past the drives max capacity to be read in HDTach or other benchmarks where as a partition would still technically include the entire hard disks capacitys.

Heres where I first found out about it:
http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...-single-4.html
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I try

Read more here:
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Well can I make a "slice" for XP... I dont get the slice nonsense... I just wana set up dual OS. I might just use my lil partition editor I have.
    
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The thing I posted is for fast drives in a RAID-0. Notice the 3.6GB/s burst speed...from a hard drive. For your case, you'd probably be better off with using the partition selector that comes with XP and most linux builds.
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