Samsung NC10 - partition hard disk

  steved99 17:08 17 May 2009

Just bought myself a Samsung NC10 (Windows XP)which has a 160GB hard disk. As part of the setup/registration process it asks what size I want the C: and D: drives to be with the warning THAT THIS PROCEDURE CAN ONLY BE COMPLETED ONCE SO CHOOSE CAREFULLY.

I'm thinking along the lines of 50GB for C: (OS and programs) and the rest on D: (for data). Is this a good idea?


  Graham. 17:54 17 May 2009

About 3/4 down the page click here

  steved99 20:33 17 May 2009

Thanks. That looks like the prodedure to change the partion size if it's already been set up. I haven't set the partition sizes yet. There seems to be a difference of opinion on the forums about whether two (or more) partitions are a good idea rather than just one large partition for the whole drive. Personally, I think I like the idea of two but don't really understand the advantages/disadvantages.

What I'm not sure about is whether to go for the default 50:50 split or a different balance (and if so what proportion should be for OS + propgrams and what proportion should be for data.

I will be using just a few different programs which may generate large amounts of data (which suggests a larger D: drive for the data), but am I correct in thinking this. Isn't "My Documents" on the C: drive - and if so can I move it to D: OK?


  MAT ALAN 20:40 17 May 2009

I have C:\ set at 20gigs with just O/S and updates
all other progs and files on different HDDS and partitions..

C:\ drive is backed up using Acronis TI10, format C:\ reinstall takes less than an hour...

click here

move my docs in link...

  MAT ALAN 20:41 17 May 2009

forget to mention XP Home SP3

  steved99 23:27 17 May 2009

Great article on your link - thanks. If I've understood that correctly I just keep the C drive for Windows (and other software programs). As it's a brand new machine it's the ideal time so tomorrow I'll partition my 160GB with a smallish C drive and a large D drive and put "My Documents" on D.

Thanks for your help.

  robin_x 02:43 18 May 2009

My recovery D: partition is 10GB and the rest of the HDD is C: the remainder of the 160GB disc.
Do some more research before you format.

Sorry I cant help more.

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