Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: can splitting a hard drive slow performance?




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Isle of man
    Posts
    1,332

    Default

    My hard drive is split up into three drives.can this slow the performance when its getting informatin from juts one drive?
    What the fcuk happened to my sig?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Most certianly if ya used an axe to do it. :D

    But I havn't noticed it and all my HDD's are partitioned. ;)

    I'd rather the data savin' setup myself anyway. :thumb:


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    494

    Default

    unless theres something different about each disk plate..shouldnt slow it down

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Isle of man
    Posts
    1,332

    Default

    right i got a seagate barracuda 80 gig hard drive.Its split into three drives as u know.I have everything enabled that i should and i still get low performance marks on benchmark utilitys. Pc mark 2002 only gives my hdd a score of 500.I'm sure this is too slow.please help.i got the new drivers too.
    What the fcuk happened to my sig?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Isle of man
    Posts
    1,332

    Default

    also is it possible to increase the size of one drive and decreasing another?thanx for the help:thumb:
    What the fcuk happened to my sig?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    494

    Default

    haha u cant change sizes just like that, well maybe partition magic, but its better to reformat with changing sizes

    500, umda etc? i get about 800 with my seagate 80.

  7. #7

    Default

    There are a few pros and cons speed wise,

    firstly, moving files between partitions requires copying via the IDE bus and/or the cpu (Depending wether u have DMA on or not), whereas moving within a single partition only requires the drive to rename the file pointers, so the files stay where they are but the drive displays them in a different location.

    secondly, copying/moving files between partitions under winxp (and over the network i think) defragments the data (in the case of FAT32 at least), meaning that if you are planning on doing a lot of compying between partitions to sort your data etc this may well be a faster option - it's slower for the initial copy but your files will always run faster - i've got nigh on 13000 mp3's on one partition and only about 10 files are fragmented out of all those.

    so weigh it up, along with the normal things like the ability to format ur OS and leave ur data, or the small space differences in the drive's usable capacity etc etc.
    SileNceR, Messenger of the Dark and the Night. To post quality, or not to post at all, THAT is the Question - Never again ask what can my post count do for me besides increasing my ego, but instead ask what can I do to help someone else!
    Overclockers Melbourne (http://www.ocmelbourne.com).

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •