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ok well my grandpa just gave me a new drive which is a sata wd 1.5gb/s 320 gb drive. i am fixing to reformat the drive but i can yall give me the guide that shows how to partition the drive for different parts like os, programs, and data.
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post #2 of 5
i wish i had a grandfather that would give me pc parts
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The only "next to sure-fire" way to completely eliminate your data is to use diagnostic software, such as Norton SystemWorks or other reputable software that will "wipe-info". You can either choose to wipe files, folders or free space.
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no i know how to wipe a drive but there was a faq on this forum (that i cant find) that shows how much space i should reserve for things like the os, programs, and data. and what would be the advantages to do something like this, would it make the drive any faster?
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post #5 of 5
I dedicate 30gigs for my OS and go from there with the rest.
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