Need some harddrive partitioning advice

By Snidely647
Jul 9, 2008
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  1. I am completely repartitioning & reformatting my system yet I need some advice as to where to place specific partitions.

    System Specs:

    • 3.00ghz Pentium 4 HT
    • 1 GB 667mhz Ram
    • 2x 200GB
    • 1x 400GB
    • 1x 750GB
    • 1x DVD RW

    I typically break down my partitions as System, Program Files, Software ISO's, New Downloads/Unorganized, Multimedia, & A/V Editing

    Should I utilize a page file? If so on a separate drive?

    Should I place my Program Files partition on a separate drive? If so, should it go on the same drive as the page file?

    Should I place the A/V editing Parition on the same disk as the System Partition or after Program Files?
  2. charliechalk

    charliechalk Newcomer, in training

    With all that storage what do you want to use partions for? also what o/s are you installing as i have a 20gb partion for xp and a 40gb one for vista.
  3. Snidely647

    Snidely647 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I am using XP and I typically use a 15GB partition for that.
  4. Snidely647

    Snidely647 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Bump!
    Bump!
    Bump!
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