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post #11 of 16
I have OS/apps on SSD then I have 1TB HDD where the first partition (100GB) has some of my steam games. The remaining partition is data storage. I'm usually one of the first players on a new map for multiplayer games.

I recommend keeping the first partition at most 20%.
Edited by Xanatos - 1/26/13 at 2:14pm
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Yep. (Although there's nothing limiting it to being the smallest one; it could be larger, if necessary... just make sure it's the first one. wink.gif

Drives briefly keep the head in the vicinity of the last read or write, so as long as nothing is accessing your achive, the head is going to stay over the important stuff. thumb.gif

Thanks again for the clarification.. Does this apply to every single platter (every platter requiring its own primary and secondary partition), or to any whole hd no matter how many platters it has?

I've just got a new 3Tb Barracuda to use as secondary drive and I was wondering how to best partition it, since it mounts 3 platters.
Edited by Jedi21 - 2/1/13 at 10:16am
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post #13 of 16
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Thanks again for the clarification.. Does this apply to every single platter (every platter requiring its own primary and secondary partition), or to any whole hd no matter how many platters it has?

Data is spread evenly amongst the platters. So no :-)
post #14 of 16
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Data is spread evenly amongst the platters. So no :-)

Thanks Larsch, I've created two partitions using Win7 own's Disk Management, but both show up as Primary!

How can I make just one appear as such? smile.gif

Edit: maybe I've confused "first" partition with "primary", but I guess if I have split the hdd in two partitions I'm good to go, even if in DM both are labeled "primary".. right?
Edited by Jedi21 - 2/2/13 at 7:19am
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post #15 of 16
There is nothing wrong with them both being primary. It is actually the best way to do it. You can have up to four primary partitions on a mbr-style disk without the need for an extended partition.

Primary just means the partition is defined directly in the partition table stored in the mbr.
post #16 of 16
I partition to organize my stuff. smile.gif and encrypt other partition.
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