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I'm partitioning a new RAID array and I want to partition the outer area of the platters for the OS, apps, games, etc. Question is, does partitioning start at the outer or inner edge? Do I want all the unallocated space to be before or after my main partition? I assume the outer edges get partitioned first, but I want to make sure.

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If I remember correctly it partitions the outer edge of the platter first which is where you would want your OS at and then your other partitions after that.
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Thanks. I'm pretty sure that's the case, I just wanted to confirm. I just found a few pages that say the same thing.
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I think the outer edges are partitioned first. So put your OS there. You want the unallocated space after the partition.
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Yes, partitioning starts at the outer edge. Well, sectors are numbered starting from the outer edge. You just have to make sure that the partition you want to be fast is at the beginning of the drive and the slow one at the end.
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