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I've read some where on the web a several months ago, that there is a partition software allows to create 1st partition on the outer area of the platter which will result faster file reading and writing translate to 20% in performance.

Generally, hard drive start read/write inside out, with the software data read/write outside in... Have anyone ever heard of this and what is name of the software. I looked and i can't find it now.



p.s. I acciddently deleted Raid0 array, does anyone know how to rebuild/reconstruct the array or how to restore the data, please help

My thread is actually found in Intel general forum
http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...-raid-0-a.html
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I've read some where on the web a several months ago, that there is a partition software allows to create 1st partition on the outer area of the platter which will result faster file reading and writing translate to 20% in performance.

Generally, hard drive start read/write inside out, with the software data read/write outside in... Have anyone ever heard of this and what is name of the software. I looked and i can't find it now.



p.s. I acciddently deleted Raid0 array, does anyone know how to rebuild/reconstruct the array or how to restore the data, please help

My thread is actually found in Intel general forum
http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...-raid-0-a.html
I am pretty sure partitions are optimized this way initially.

But, quickly, these platters become fragmented and bytes are all obscured among the platter.

That is why I use Diskeeper to maintain a defrag each time my computer idles.
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There is a software called Active undelete that will be able to rebuild the raid and recover the data, but try to not put any data on either drive or you may loose some. It's about $100 if I remember, which is fairly cheap as data recovery goes.
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I've read some where on the web a several months ago, that there is a partition software allows to create 1st partition on the outer area of the platter which will result faster file reading and writing translate to 20% in performance.

Generally, hard drive start read/write inside out, with the software data read/write outside in... Have anyone ever heard of this and what is name of the software. I looked and i can't find it now.
Yes, the outer edges are faster due to rotational speeds. A head on the outer edge of a 7200RPM will cover more area in the same time than a head near the center. When you create partitions, you are creating sectors outside inward. This is why the OS should be on the first partition for performance.

Also, if you look at any HD benchmark graph..... you will notice the graph to always be downward sloping. This is due to the fact the test is outside inward and you can see the performance drop.
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What you are saying is by default when partition is created, the very 1st partition is set in the outer platter? Meaning, if i were to create two Partitions, a C: and a D:, the C: Partition will be assign to the outer space of the platter and D: drive will get the rest of it space toward the center?

My understand is, CD, DVD, data are being written in a long line of spiral and always starts from the center. If look at a partially written CD we can prove that. It would be awsome if we have a choice to chose between start writing Center-Out, Ouside-In.

In the case of hard drive i thought it would work the same way as a CD or DVD, which is start writing everything from center out. BUT, from a online artical that i've read and can't find it now, suggested A Smart Software would do the REVERSE of how CD and DVD write data, by controlling the HDD to write data in Spiral starts from the outside of the platter in.


Does anyone using that software or know what is it call?


I do know there are defragmentation softwares that indeed defrag the hard to the outer platter space.

What i'm looking for is, CREATING A PARTITION from the Outer Platter Space.

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What you are saying is by default when partition is created, the very 1st partition is set in the outer platter? Meaning, if i were to create two Partitions, a C: and a D:, the C: Partition will be assign to the outer space of the platter and D: drive will get the rest of it space toward the center?
Correct. Hard drives are designed to utilize the outer edge first and are already optimized for performance. No additional apps need.
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