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NavyDööd (F/A-18 Mech)
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:21 pm:   

Ian Cowan
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:21 pm:   

There are a couple advantages only stupid speed freaks (like myself ;) will care about. For one thing, it will allow you to defrag more quickly, as my 6.4 gig normally takes an hour, but when I moved to two partitions, I only need about 20 minutes for each one.

But the main reason I partitioned (this is where the stupid speed freak stuff comes in), is so I could use FAT32 on 2.5 gig, to get the most room, and FAT16 on the remaining 3.9 gig, which I use for photoshop and games, as FAT16 is about 5-8% faster accessing, reading, and writing then FAT32.

But other then that, not really necessary.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:21 pm:   

It is beneficial in order to keep your disk
And if your system hangs and you are forced
to format your HDD (C-partition), you can easily
format the C-partition and keep your files on
the other partitions. This way you don't have to
make a backup.

Yours truly


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