View Full Version : Help me partition My new 150 GIG raptor

03-26-2006, 03:49 AM
Hi all,

Well after the weekend my new 150 gig raptor turns up and was wondering what the best way to partition it was for both ease of use,minimal defragmentation,and performance.

My hard drive setup is:

System/windows 150 gig raptor
1x 250 gig storage (pictures,letters admin stuff)
1x 250 gig storage (MP3 collection)
1x 250 gig storgae (Video files,editing clips mini dv stuff)
1x 250 gig storage (hard drive image and general backup purposes)

Now whats the best way to partition my raptor?
Is it best to have a windows on one partition?
games on a partition/programs on another
Where should I stick my page file?

If you had this setup what sizes would you use?

I want the best performance and to be easy maintainable.

It was easy before I had 2 x36 raptors in raid and just installed windows and programs on the whole span of the two drives leaving the others for my data.

Now I have so much more space for my system files and will be starting from scratch again with a fresh install any input would be appreciated.

03-26-2006, 04:07 AM
Put Windows on the Raptor, put your paging file on a seperate drive - i.e. on one of the other hard drives.

03-26-2006, 04:11 AM
I will put windows on the raptor but what about partitioning it?
should i have a seperate partition for games progrmas etc..?


03-26-2006, 10:04 PM
Well it depends how often you format and such. If you format often it can pay to have the games on a seperate partition so you don't have to reinstall games all the time. With programs I just install to C:\, as there is often menus and such that they install when you install them, so it's better to reinstall programs after a format.