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To Partition Or Not...?


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#1 rich bevan

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:32 PM

Hi all....
Just bought a Vaio Laptop...Should I partition or not, it is on Vista...?
Already have an HP Pavilion PC which is partitioned...no one can give me a straight answer!
I presume a partition will slow down the laptop, but as it will not be able to handle the most recent games I do not feel it is too much of a problem anyway..However for crashes and so forth it makes sense to have a partition...I mean what is the sensible thing to do...before I start loading the laptop??
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:43 PM

I estimate what my operating system and core programs will need and then add about 10 gigs to that and make it my system partition, and put the rest in a data partition. The system partition gets regular maintenance, cleaned up and defragged every few weeks, only takes a few minutes for defrag and I am not thrashing the hard drive to death defragging data. If windows ever crashes hard, my data is safe and I reinstall. If you had larger game images they could go with the data. Leaving 10 gigs allows room for dvd video work, temp files etc.
This is really a no-brainer, the argument for a single large partition has no real advantages.


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