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    I decided to go with the following

    C: 10 gigs windows
    D: 800 mb page file (I am going to try this out)
    E: 40 gigs Program file installs
    F: 200 gigs media

    I am going to just sync my media partition with my main PC so If the hard drive goes south, I will always have the main copy on my home PC. It will sync with changes to my hard drive on my home PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedi7001
    D: 800 mb page file (I am going to try this out)
    I wouldn't bother creating a separate partition for the swap file - just set its size to static ("min size" and "max size" the same, then do a defrag). You won't gain any performance increase from having it on a separate partition of a drive you're using for other stuff. Oh, and turn off the indexing service - what a waste that is.

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    indexing service? sounds familier....what is that again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedi7001
    indexing service? sounds familier....what is that again?
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    I recommend anything from a 6 gig to 10 gig partition for your windows partition. Like someone else said, a full install of windows can run in the rage of 2 - 3 gigs. If you gio with a 7 gig overall win partition, you'll get about 4 gigs or so free space for other software.

    For a carputer, I don't see installing too much crap to use all that space up. If you are planning on using the computer for a carputer and home machine, I'd say do a 10 gig win partition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koolaidkitten
    I think thats hogwash, but thats just me.
    The start of the drive where the first partition is, is the outside of the disk where it is moving fastest. You can get up to double the transfer rate compared to the end/inside of the disk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Draxin
    from what i was taught in school the swap file should be 1.5 times the size of your physical memory for best proformence. but like i said thats what i was taught and there have been many times i have had to correct a teacher. (wow thats sounds so self important)
    Well, that's just not true and depends totally on the application. My desktop has 2G of ram on it, I have a 256M swap file (because believe it or not, windows won't run right without one on some applications). The truth is that if you are using 1.5x your physical memory for swap space, YOU NEED MORE RAM! Especially now cheap it is now days.

    Now on to partioning. Some geeks I know make a small partition on the first part of the drive for their swap space, just make it the size you want for a swap partition. This is because the center of the drive is the fastest to access!

    Now My father uses Power Quest's Drive Image and backs up to a second drive all the time (he keeps like 10 backups, don't know why, but it makes him happy), so since he doesn't run much, I set him up with a 10g C drive and a 70g D drive (for all his backups). Now I would suggest doing something like a 10g C drive and have a 10 or 15g D drive to hold your drive image backups (or hide the first partition and install xp on the second partition as well!)

    The bad thing is that if your drive fails, there goes your backup. I keep a drive image of my system on a USB/FIREWIRE drive, so if something dies, I can restore from a second source.

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