Dual Hard drive -VS- One Partitioned one!!!

Dual Hard drive -VS- One Partitioned one!!!

Post by E-COL » Thu, 25 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I think the subject somes it up.  Tell me if I should use 2 or 1!!


Dual Hard drive -VS- One Partitioned one!!!

Post by Ashwin Biha » Thu, 25 Jun 1998 04:00:00

> I think the subject somes it up.  Tell me if I should use 2 or 1!!

It really doesn't make much of a difference..if you intend to use just 2
partitions one HD or the multiple HD's..and even if you created multiple
partitions on multiple HD's..it comes down to the same thing..you are free
to do whichever you choose..Regards

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Dual Hard drive -VS- One Partitioned one!!!

Post by George E. Waldr » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Generally speaking, you will get better performance from multiple

Go to http://www.linux-howto.com/ and check out the HOWTO files.

There is one on large drives and another on multiple drives.  They do a
good job of laying out the issues, particularly wrt high/low activity

They'll help you figure out how you should lay out your system for best
performance and stability.



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Dual Hard drive -VS- One Partitioned one!!!

Post by [Lausan » Fri, 10 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Heh, how big are these drives? And how do you plan on using them (ie.
swap, native, other OS)?

A. Lausin
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reason for this is that in Windows not all the initial boot parameters
are in the boot sector; some of them are in the first sector of the
drive.  I'm not sure what will happen if you try to have a non-DOS
partition as the first partition on the drive, and then having a DOS
partition as the second; if you are expirementing, why don't you try and
let the rest of us know.  

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