View Poll Results: Hard Drives

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  • One Large Drive, One partition

    732 31.00%
  • Two or more partitions, One Drive

    649 27.49%
  • TWO or more Drives, multiple partitions

    563 23.85%
  • It will be the end of the week

    188 7.96%
  • Wouldn't install it on a bet

    139 5.89%
  • SP2/ What's that?

    39 1.65%
  • I DO NOT have a jumpy mouse pointer with <b>Windows ME</b> and USB

    9 0.38%
  • I have a jumpy mouse pointer with <b>Windows 2000</b>

    8 0.34%
  • I DO NOT have a jumpy mouse pointer with <b>Windows 2000</b> and USB

    21 0.89%
  • I have a jumpy mouse pointer with <b>Windows XP</b>

    11 0.47%
  • I DO NOT have a jumpy mouse pointer with <b>Windows XP</b> and USB

    2 0.08%
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Thread: HARD DRIVE POLL

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    HARD DRIVE POLL

    This is a follow up to <post#=700,622>post 700,622</post#> and <post#=700,664>post 700,664</post#> regarding partitioning of your hard drives, one large single drive or one or more partitions andor drives.


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    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="2"> Two or more partitions, One Drive
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="3"> TWO or more Drives, multiple partitions
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    Re: HARD DRIVE POLL

    Let me explain, on my XP desktop, years ago I did partition the singe hard drive, I have 4 partitions. Since then I have eliminated 2 of the partitions and when I ever need to rebuild I will go back to a single partition. I have also added a 300 separate drive and it is still a SINGLE partition.
    The only time I now use 2 partitions is when I have a need to dual boot. I see not advantage in using the partitions for file storage on the C drive.
    Also if I get a another computer I will NOT be partitioning the C drive.

    Our laptops have the single C drive with a "System recover" D partition.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: HARD DRIVE POLL

    I'm not sure how representative the denizens of the lounge will be. Some of my PCs have multiple drives with multiple partitions, others have a single drive with a single partition, but I am a computer expert. Most people I come across have PCs with one partition, or possibly an additional recovery partition created by the vendor.

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    Re: HARD DRIVE POLL

    I have <UL><LI>an old Windows Server 2003 with five partitions (yes!) on one disk<LI>a new Windows Server 2003 R2 with a single partition on 4 x RAID-5 disks plus a hot spare<LI>a number of new Dell PCs with two partitions, 40 GB plus "the rest", on one hard disk<LI>some older PCs with single partitions each on a single smaller disk[/list]How should I vote?

    Given my time again, I would split the RAID-5 disks for a new server into two partitions, say 100 GB for operating system and system-type programs like Exchange plus the page file, and the remainder of the space as the second partition for 'user data'. It just seems to make how I think about it ('the division of labour') somewhat more straightforward than having a single partition.
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    Re: HARD DRIVE POLL

    >>How should I vote?

    So vote for multiple partitions.

    I guess I should have put in an "all of the above" voting bullet.
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    Re: HARD DRIVE POLL

    I'm a complex beast: 3 Win XP machines and one of them with two partitions - boot and data.
    We discussed this recently in <post:=692,411>post 692,411</post:>
    A month later, I'm teetering on the brink of going back to one partition, mainly because of the hassle registering Windows.
    Next time, if ever, I buy a new OS, I won't partition.
    My dual-partition was a good experiment; I'm glad I did it.

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    Re: HARD DRIVE POLL

    Personal notebook: 4 partitions on one disk. Boot (100 mb), swap (1500 mb), / (root, 8 gb), /home (remainder).
    Work notebook: 3 partitions - apps, os and day-to-day data on C: (40 GB), D: and F: 5 GB each for "data movement"
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    Re: HARD DRIVE POLL

    Ah - then your poll is obviously very flawed. I would think that 100% of the respondents would have at least one drive. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: HARD DRIVE POLL

    Well, only 24 votes submitted in the poll but it does show 75% for <big>TWO</big> or more drives andor partitions.
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    Re: HARD DRIVE POLL

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    Re: HARD DRIVE POLL

    I think polls are hard to put together because there is always a situation that isn't covered. It is much easier to simply ask the question that concerns your interest and then see what the respondents have to say. <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>


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