What is the max bootable primary partition size for 64

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Patrick, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. If you create DVD's or other large files that need to be copied to a DVD-R,
    then having a smaller partition is good because it won't take as long to
    defrag it. The ISO file will burn with a greater assurance of a good burn if
    the HD is defragmented before the burn. :)


    Wayne
     
    Wayne Wastier, Jul 18, 2005
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  2. Ah. But then I use an older 20GB drive for that anyway.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 18, 2005
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  3. Some people like to hack a hard drive up into 4GB partitions....
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 18, 2005
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  4. That works. :)


    Wayne
     
    Wayne Wastier, Jul 18, 2005
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  5. Patrick

    DKI Guest

    I know people who partition there drives or into smaller pieces but for me
    its one single drive all the way, not keen on doing partitions.
     
    DKI, Jul 18, 2005
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  6. Patrick

    DKI Guest

    To add to that i also see people wipe them and redo them since they needed
    more space to a partition. at the end of the day if i need more space its
    another hdd in here, but it depends on works best for people or how they
    like to do things. Some Partition, Others Don't Some Use Raid Others Don't.
     
    DKI, Jul 18, 2005
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  7. I have a number of external hard drives ranging from 40GB to 400GB that I
    move as needed. I too prefer to let the file system work without
    partitioning. Prudent use of folders seems to work out for me.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 18, 2005
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  8. Patrick

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Patrick.

    Your question depends on the FILE system, rather than the operating system.
    You might want to check out this page in the WinXP Pro Resource Kit online:
    Size Limitations in NTFS and FAT File Systems
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prkc_fil_tdrn.asp

    Explore other pages around there for a lot more details about file systems.

    Each physical drive can be divided into up to 4 partitions - all will be
    primary partitions unless one is created as an extended partition. One or
    more logical drives can be created within the extended partition. Each
    primary partition and each logical drive can be assigned a "drive" letter
    and individually formatted. The extended partition itself does not get a
    letter.

    The System Partition and the Boot Volume (which may be the same partition)
    are created during WinXP Setup. Other partitions and logical drives (along
    with CD/DVD drives, USB flash drives, etc.) are managed from inside WinXP by
    the Disk Management utility, which creates, deletes and formats volumes, and
    also assigns and reassigns drive letters.

    And I have no idea what a "virtual piece" is.

    RC
     
    R. C. White, Jul 18, 2005
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  9. Patrick

    DKI Guest

    I Use Folders and see no point of partitions and keep files more organise
    how i like them and not worry about space on partions to each things. I Have
    all internal hdds though, 4 in total 2 SATA 200GB each on Raid 0 and 2 IDEs
    160GB each.Raid 0. But i can have 2 more sata drives in here so if i need
    more space.
     
    DKI, Jul 18, 2005
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  10. Patrick

    roman modic Guest

    Hello,

    How do you comment this?
    http://partition.radified.com/partitioning_4.htm
    (9 partitions of 120 GB HDD)

    Regards, Roman
     
    roman modic, Jul 18, 2005
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  11. Patrick

    Rick Guest

    ExaByte:

    2 to the 60th power (1,152,921,504,606,846,976) bytes. An exabyte is
    equal to 1,024 petabytes.
     
    Rick, Jul 18, 2005
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  12. Also can be written, One quintillion, one hundred fifty two quadrillion,
    nine hundred twenty one trillion, five hundred four billion, etc.... :eek:)




    Wayne
     
    Wayne Wastier, Jul 18, 2005
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  13. 400GB oh my goodness!


     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 18, 2005
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  14. Thats also great point. :)
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 18, 2005
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  15. Smart. :)
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 18, 2005
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  16. It came to mind before you posted it, but I thought it was too silly to
    exist.
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 18, 2005
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  17. Maybe by 2012. :)
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 18, 2005
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  18. On my hard disk, I have 4 partitions,
    XP Pro x86 - 14GB
    Server 2003 R2 Enterprise CPP - 4GB
    Server 2003 Standard Trial - 4GB
    Prepared for LH - 6GB (Don't think its enough for the OS itself.
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 18, 2005
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  19. Partitioning disk is always tricky if you already have data on the disk,
    thats why I recommend doing it on clean installs of Windows only.
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 18, 2005
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  20. Partitioning can have its advantages and disadvantages, in my case, the XP
    Pro partition is running out of space and I don't want to start depending on
    the OS partitions for storage. But its good for things like storing specific
    types of data such as digital content, its also good in Server environments
    especially when you want a Domain controller to speed of faster by putting
    the Active Directory on another partition.
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 18, 2005
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