200G hd + two 60G hd's, advice on partitioning and raid

By djdavin
Jul 5, 2005
  1. HI,
    First the facts:
    One Maxtor 60 gig 7200 rpm disk
    One W.D. 60 gig 7200 rpm
    One Seagate 200 gig 7200 w/8M cache.
    1 gig pc2100
    XP2100 T-bred
    Soyo kt333 dragon ultra platinum mobo w/HPT372 udma/ata 133 raid controler
    Win Xp Pro sp2
    A friend just gave me the Seagate as he knew I will be doing alot of video and sound editing and I needed some more room.
    It is time to reinstall my os, and I would like to try a raid-0 array.
    My plan:
    Primary IDE master = 200g Seagate partitioned as such
    10g - Os
    10g - Programs
    20g - Games
    40g -Visual (movies, pics...)
    40g -Audio (mp3's , Wav's)
    20g - data (doc's, saved mail, ect.)
    10g -Temp (Temp. Tmp. downloads winrar extractions....)
    50g - Storage (final resting place for the vid/audio files I create/edit. backup files)

    HPT372 Raid-0
    maxtor 60g on channel one, W.D 60g on channel two with the array partitioned like so:
    2g- swap file
    59g - Video editing
    59g- Audio editing
    Or should I:
    2g -swap file
    118g - editing

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You have too many partitions there IMO. You are bound to run out of space on some of them sometime.

    I would join Programs+Games and Visual+Audio and rethink the sizes.

    Do the 118GB editing thing on RAID0 too. If you split them then the second partition will end up deeper in the disk and will be permanently slower. And again, more partitions means less usable space.
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