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Partition 300 gig?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by John Cena, 29 Nov 2005.

  1. John Cena

    John Cena What's a Dremel?

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    How would you guys split a 300 gig?

    Infact, should I even partition it? It will be used to store DVD's, movies, backups, mp3s (all legal).

    Any performance issues etc?

    BTW it's a Segate Baracudda SATA 300 gig I got for 90 bucks heh. I also bought a Maxtor 300 gig for 80 bucks that has 16mb cache. Should I return that? Cause I heard some bad things about Maxtor
     
  2. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

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    i wouldn't partition it there is't any point.

    and i don't give a toss if the stuff is legal or not thats your bizz :thumb:

    Segate Baracudda very nice drives i have the 200GB ones.

    i'v had no probs with Maxtor but my Maxtor drive is slow but that could be coz its a cheap one lol

    it does't change performance at all if you do or don't on 2000 or xp
     
  3. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    I don't trust Maxtor after seeing what happened to my friend, who had something like 4 Maxtors fail in 2 weeks :S

    I don't think you should partition it. 300GB will fill up a lot more quickly than you thought if you are going to be ripping movies, and backing up data.

    Oh yea, I have 2 300GB barracudas too, in a single 600GB parition, they are great! They run cool and are pretty quiet too.
     
  4. SKiNFreak

    SKiNFreak What's a Dremel?

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    I had this question too. I am one of those who likes to reformat a couple of time a year though, so I splite mine 100gb for programs and 200gb for....um...DVD....and other....stuff ;-)

    I don't think that there would be any performance issues at all though.
     
  5. ridiculous

    ridiculous What's a Dremel?

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    yeah if the drive is purely for storage i would just leave it unpartitioned.
     
  6. pillow

    pillow What's a Dremel?

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    i have a maxtor drive, it works perfectly for me. and where did you get those hd's for that cheap.

    edit:dont make a partition.
     

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