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Ok so I'm getting 26ms seek time on my deskstar 320gb hitachi hd.

Could partitioning actually cause this?
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It could be a number of things. Try defragging the disc, if that doesn't help much it could be a hardware problem.

Partitioned drive shouldn't have much affect on seek times if the partition isn't in use. Shut down some of the programs that could be drawing from it. Also make sure your virtual memory is set to a different drive, if you have more than one. It also helps to have a fixed size for the page file (so it doesn't get defragmented), I keep mine at 1gb on my 2nd hard drive.
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