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    Default How should I partition?

    Hello,
    I am interested in partitioning my 2 harddrives (75 gig, and 250 gig) to increase speed etc... The main question I have is what is the best way to do this in order to achieve maximum speed and ease of defragmenting?
    I know I should set aside 20 gigs or so at the front of a drive for windows xp and apps etc... but which drive should I do this on? Does it matter? Secondly I use my computer for 2 main things... video/photo editing, and gaming. (video editing results in large files of raw data) Should I have apps for editing on a different partition than my games? Should I store raw footage on a different partition? etc... You get the idea... I just want to run my system as efficiently as possible. How many partitions should I have? And on what drives? What is the best way to set up my system? Opinions please.
    Thanx in advance,
    Jeff

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    Here's a nice link for you.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,73...n/article.html

    Another link. there old but may give you some ideas.


    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...partition.mspx




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    Repartitioning will not increase speed. Actually it can slow things down because whenever an application opens it may take longer to find necessary files.
    To speed up a system requires some house cleaning and tweaking.
    There are tutorials and free tools that will help you through the process.
    I wrote an article on this subject a while back. Go to:
    http://www.help2go.com/Tutorials/Com..._Cleaning.html
    Our esteemed leader also added a tutorial at:
    http://www.help2go.com/Tutorials/Com..._it_Up%21.html
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    Right partitioning is not going to make your computer run any faster, it is just used for the fact of data loss. Having different partitions protects you from losing alot of your personal files.