Computer Crew-Question

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Robb, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. Robb

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    I just got the 200gb hard drive from staples today, it said that when formatting you shouldnt make a partition too large...it only gave me one option when running the software because i chose to make it a storage device...is it okay that the partition is 189gb?

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  2. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    200 in marketing = 196+ = 189 formatted
     
  3. Robb

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    I understand that, and knew about it b4 i bought it, my question is, is a 189 partition going to be okay?
     
  4. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I don't see anything wrong with making a single partition. Windows XP can handle it, so I'd say go with the largest partition you can, which in your case = 189 Gigs. :dunno:

    On a side note, this might not be the best forum to ask a techie question in. :hs:
     
  5. GroundControl

    GroundControl Rock your face like a hurricane!

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    If you have Windows 2000 without at least service pack 3 or Windows Xp without service pack 1 or 2, then the hard drive will only be detected was 137 gb. I usally don't make a single partition when I am setting up a pc. I make the first partition around 40 gigs for the operating system. The the rest is used for the second partition. I keep all of my data on that partition. That way, if you have to reload the operating system, you won't lose your data that is on the second partition.
     
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    only problem id be worried about is data loss, split it half and half is what i would do
     
  7. Robb

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    thanks guys, dont know who moved this question into this forum
     
  8. keleko

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    if the drive fails, you still lose everything, no sense making 2 partitions
     

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