Best way to partition C

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  1. beckygb

    beckygb Registered Member

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    I have seen several ways to partition, but I am not sure what the best way to partition my main drive.

    Currently my set up is: Dell laptop Inspiron 8600 with one, Drive C is 40gb one partition. It contains all my operational programs, the os (XP Pro SP2), and most of my data. D is my CD writer.

    I also have a usb 160gb drive partitioned as E and F. E is 29gb and holds my photos and uninstalled program files I have down loaded. F is 119gb for backups.

    What is the best way to partition my C drive? Leave it the way it is or divide it up? If I divide it what is the best way and how many gb per partition.
     
  2. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    Re: Best wat to partition C

    If you are using FAT32, limiting the partition to 8187MB will set the clister size at 4096 byes.

    On my system, I set no FAT32 partition larger than 8187MB, but my uSB drives are FAT32 as a single partition as I use them only for backup.
     
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    Re: Best wat to partition C

    All my drives are NTFS and clusters are 4gb. I have considered increasing the cluster size of my backup partition F to reduce fragmentations.
     
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    I hope that you meant that your cluster size is 4096 bytes, not 4GB.

    See MSFT KB articles Q314878 and Q140365.
     
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    Re: Best wat to partition C

    Howard, you are right! i guess I had gb on the mind.
     
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