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post #1 of 20
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umm ive just purchased all my amd stuff this mornign and i ordered a raptor 74gb harddrive....i wanna know how many partitions to make and how big they should be and what to put in them.... plz help me im stupid
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post #2 of 20
just make it the whole thing....they youll be set, unless you have you put a lot of stuff on youe HDD, i would suggest 10GB for windows....usually takes up 7....but better be safe
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post #3 of 20
make a 40GB primary partition and the balance for data and storage
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so i heard that i only needed 4gb of room for xp, and um if i make a 40gb main partition what will i do with the rest?
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post #5 of 20
it will be used for games and ur program files. the minimum that i would recommend would be about 15GB. the games and program files usually takes up lots of space.
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post #6 of 20
i'd use the whole drive as an application drive. personally, i have a bigger HD for storage. think about loading all your apps on that raptor.
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post #7 of 20
i have:
8GB:windows
2GB:work stuff
20GB:games(changing it to 40GB)
470GB:software(changing it to 400GB)
EDIT:50GB for backups, doin that right now)
obviously you wont do 490GB, but u know what i mean
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post #8 of 20
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well what if i made a windows partition and made it so only windows os was on it, then i moved everythign to a huge partition(the rest of the little amount of space a raptor provides) and um wouldit be possible to buy another rapotor later and put them in raid 0 (the faster one) so i would have double space or would i need to mess around with it
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post #9 of 20
you can add another, then do RAID-0, then have double the space
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post #10 of 20
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ok then so its 4 or 8 gb win xp os?
and 70 gb of all my other sh!7 and then when i get my 2nd raptor i will repartition with partition magic 8.0 and then have it all cool
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