1. Hey Guest Did you know you can win an Honor 10 phone worth ₹33,000 and an additional ₹70,000 in paytm vouchers, just by replying to some threads and taking part in the discussions happening in the Honor Hub?

    What are you waiting for? Start commenting and start winning! Remember to read the instructions posted here.

    Dismiss Notice

Hard Disk Partition Scheme

Discussion in 'Hardware Q&A' started by imagineer_aman, May 5, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. imagineer_aman

    imagineer_aman New Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    13°7'35"N 80°6'13"E
    Hi Team,
    I have a 10 GB,5400 rpm samsung HDD.
    How do I partition this disk to get the max throughput(in terms of performance)?
    I want to play games like Kotor2(which take up around 3.5-4 GB) of space.
    My PC config is given in the signature.
    Thanks,
    Aman.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2006
  2. freakabhishek

    freakabhishek New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2004
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    if u wanna play such games i would suggest not to partition

    By the way why dont u think of buying a a new hdd
    80 gb will cost u around 2100 (delhi)
     
  3. MysticHalo

    MysticHalo Your Maker.

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    mumba][
    Yeah, i agree with abhishek...10 GB is useless...get atleast 60-80 GB HDD. Windows XP install itself need upto 2 GB.
     
  4. sakumar79

    sakumar79 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    2,441
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Madurai
    I typically make four partitions on my HD - one for system files (Windows), one for Programs, one for Data and one for backup... With a bigger HD at home, I also have one separate for Games and one for installation files... Here, depending on your needs you should partition your drive. Since I dont know what kind of files you store (music, movies, work data, etc), I cant give you a good reply... However, as others say, in most cases 10 GB is not enough... 80 GB is the norm today and very soon, this will shift to 160 GB...

    Also note that you said you want to play games like Kotor2... If each game is about 4 GB size, how many games can you install at a time?

    Arun
     
  5. Mayur

    Mayur New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    upgrade is a good option still if you want 10 gb i prefer less number of Partitions.as Partition increase you dont get saving ease
    I mean if you have say 1gb Partition and you save a cd 700 mb
    the rest 300 mb could go in vain possibaly i would preffer a whole 10gb Partition
     
  6. OP
    OP
    imagineer_aman

    imagineer_aman New Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    13°7'35"N 80°6'13"E
    Hi Team,
    Thanks for pouring in your replies.
    Upgrade option-i cant do that rite now,but yes will do it soon.
    My Partition Scheme-
    C: WinXP and some essential apps - 3 GB
    D: Virtual Mem or PageFile - 768MB(3x256MB)
    E: Games/Data - 5.4 GB
    Ya,i know i cant load too many games but then i can play atleast 1 or 2 at a time.
    Once again,thanks ppl.
    Aman.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page