Windows XP run faster?



Zachary Golus
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Just a quick Q does microsoft xp home/pro run better or faster on a bigger
hard drive? eg a 100gb hard drive?

G.C.
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
the speed of XP is not dependent on Size. Certainly if you have a smaller
80GB HD that runs at 7200rpms, xp will run faster on that compared to a
100GB hd that runs at 5200rpms. You want to generally run anything XP
nowadays on a 7200rpm drive. 5200rpm drives can handle xp but you WILL
experience lags when running multiple apps.


"Zachary Golus" <Zachary Golus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Just a quick Q does microsoft xp home/pro run better or faster on a bigger
> hard drive? eg a 100gb hard drive?

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
In news:AF3E58C5-DF98-4B29-88E7-4A78F712616A@microsoft.com,
Zachary Golus <Zachary Golus@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Just a quick Q does microsoft xp home/pro run better or faster
> on a
> bigger hard drive? eg a 100gb hard drive?



It has nothing to do with what operating system you run, but in
general a computer will run somewhat faster on a bigger drive, if
all the specs of the drive are otherwise the same. That's because
the speed of the drive is quoted in terms of average access time.
If that average is spread over a larger drive, individual smaller
accesses will be faster.

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Ben
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
sometimes if you divided the drive in more pieces, it will run faster.
I would divided 30g for C:\ (install application only)
70g for D:\ (eg. my document, and others static files)

"Zachary Golus" <Zachary Golus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Just a quick Q does microsoft xp home/pro run better or faster on a bigger
> hard drive? eg a 100gb hard drive?

Andrew Murray
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
more RAM is your best bet. Plus room to move on the hard drive won't hurt,
yes

"Zachary Golus" <Zachary Golus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Just a quick Q does microsoft xp home/pro run better or faster on a bigger
> hard drive? eg a 100gb hard drive?

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
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Andrew Murray <Noadmurray@SPAMiinet.net.au> typed:

> more RAM is your best bet.


Without knowing how much RAM he has or what apps he runs, it's
irresponsible to suggest that he should get more. More RAM may or
may not help his performance.

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> Plus room to move on the hard drive won't
> hurt, yes
>
> "Zachary Golus" <Zachary Golus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> in
> message
> news:AF3E58C5-DF98-4B29-88E7-4A78F712616A@microsoft.com...
>> Just a quick Q does microsoft xp home/pro run better or faster
>> on a
>> bigger hard drive? eg a 100gb hard drive?


Windows XP run faster?