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Old 11-29-2005, 03:11 AM
TheMetetron TheMetetron is offline
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Default Got a new computer... should I partition my hard drive and how?

Just got a new computer. I'm completely cluess.... should I partition my drive (I don't even know how to do this). FWIW, I have a 250 gig internal and a 250 gig external. The external holds all my media files (documents, photos, music, dvds). Right now the internal just has a few programs and will soon hold my new PT database (SQL).

Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-29-2005, 03:32 AM
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Default Re: Got a new computer... should I partition my hard drive and how?

Nah, just add new drives if you need them.
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:56 AM
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Default Re: Got a new computer... should I partition my hard drive and how?

This is a case of, "If you have to ask, you don't need it."

Nice brag post about the 1/2 terabyte of storage on a poker/entertainment machine, though. That rocks. [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: Got a new computer... should I partition my hard drive and how?

Okay, guess I don't need it then. I heard it was good to partition them in case you wanted to defrag later, but I suppose it's not necessary.

Thanks anyways. By the way, yes, my new computer rocks. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:35 PM
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Default Re: Got a new computer... should I partition my hard drive and how?

It may be too late, but it's definitely optimal to make a small C partition for your windows installation and then store all your files, including poker tracker databases on other partitions. If you ever have to reformat this makes the job 10x easier.

This of course involves re-installting windows xp if it came pre-installed, so may not be an option for you with minimal computer knowledge.
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: Got a new computer... should I partition my hard drive and how?

I'd recommend reading this guide about partitioning. I read it and decided to partition mine to speed things up a bit. I'll have Windows and my programs on the outer partition of the Raptor, PT on the next one (all to itself), and my backup OS on the third. I'll have a few other things on the inner partitions, with a second drive for file storage.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: Got a new computer... should I partition my hard drive and how?

Yea, no need for any special partitioning. I have multiple internal hdds and I use one for all my programs and the other for media files and backing up important files (like PT db's).
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