Re: Setting up Win2k with seperate partitions...seems to add performance =)
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Subject: Re: Setting up Win2k with seperate partitions...seems to add performance =)
Date: 2/3/2001 7:47:10 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Setting up Win2k with seperate partitions...seems to add performance =) posted by
Is it 'physically' set up as 2G/0.5G/rest? It would seem better if the swapfile, if it gets heavy use, should be at the beginning of the disk. Win2K/NT can be installed to most any partition, with only a few tiny files in C:.
Actually, the ideal situation would be to have a second hard drive on a separate channel (not master/slave for IDE) for the swapfile.
Another big factor is what the cluster size is on the OS partition, especially if it's NTFS. I'm not certain if the install formatting is smarter, but the standard 'CONVERT X: /FS:NTFS' tends to create 0.5K clusters when it converts a FAT partition. In general, 4K clusters seem to be the best compromise. With NTFS, you can have really huge drives and keep your 4K clusters, unlike FAT32.
My computer, which came with Win2K preinstalled and formatted with 40G FAT32, was 'converted' to NTFS using 0.5K clusters. That was noticeably slow, especially with Diskeeper.
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