2 XP (Home) Partition Questions



mark4man
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
People,

1) I use my PC as a digital audio workstation; & have a secondary drive
dedicated to audio data only. A recent article in Sound-On-Sound magazine
described the benefits of partitioning the audio drive so as to have audio
files from one's current recording project in a separate partition, arranged
around the outside of the disk...which is the fastest portion. The
remainder of audio data is then located on the remaining area of the audio
drive. They explained that...in Disk Management, for each graphical
horizontal window (which represents each disk)...the partitions toward the
left of the window are located toward the outside of the disk...moving
toward the center of the disk as they move toward the right.

I broke open my copy of the XP Bible ("XP Inside Out", by Bott & Seichert),
but couldn't find if this was true...or even how to move files about once a
new partition is created.)

So...I want to create two new partitions on my audio drive...one small & one
large, move my current project's files to the small partition & the
remainder to the larger partition; & delete the original. I also wanted the
smaller partition located at the outside of the disk, for speed.

Now...the book says to right click in an unallocated section of the drive's
graphical window (in Disk Management) to create a new partition...but there
is no unallocated space on my audio drive. The entire disk has a gray
border around it.

What am I doing wrong...or what do I need to do first?
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2) I noticed on my primary disk (0) that I have an EISA configuration of 39
MB at the left (of the window); & the remainder of the disk (C:) is in the
form of a System configuration. The System partition is utilizing the NTFS
file system, but the EISA partition is utilizing the FAT file system.

Why is the disk set up this way...& is it acceptable?

Thanks,

mark4man

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
Sound-On-Sound magazine's advice is ill-advised.
Lave your current configuration "as is".

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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"mark4man" wrote:

| People,
|
| 1) I use my PC as a digital audio workstation; & have a secondary drive
| dedicated to audio data only. A recent article in Sound-On-Sound magazine
| described the benefits of partitioning the audio drive so as to have audio
| files from one's current recording project in a separate partition, arranged
| around the outside of the disk...which is the fastest portion. The
| remainder of audio data is then located on the remaining area of the audio
| drive. They explained that...in Disk Management, for each graphical
| horizontal window (which represents each disk)...the partitions toward the
| left of the window are located toward the outside of the disk...moving
| toward the center of the disk as they move toward the right.
|
| I broke open my copy of the XP Bible ("XP Inside Out", by Bott & Seichert),
| but couldn't find if this was true...or even how to move files about once a
| new partition is created.)
|
| So...I want to create two new partitions on my audio drive...one small & one
| large, move my current project's files to the small partition & the
| remainder to the larger partition; & delete the original. I also wanted the
| smaller partition located at the outside of the disk, for speed.
|
| Now...the book says to right click in an unallocated section of the drive's
| graphical window (in Disk Management) to create a new partition...but there
| is no unallocated space on my audio drive. The entire disk has a gray
| border around it.
|
| What am I doing wrong...or what do I need to do first?
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|
| 2) I noticed on my primary disk (0) that I have an EISA configuration of 39
| MB at the left (of the window); & the remainder of the disk (C:) is in the
| form of a System configuration. The System partition is utilizing the NTFS
| file system, but the EISA partition is utilizing the FAT file system.
|
| Why is the disk set up this way...& is it acceptable?
|
| Thanks,
|
| mark4man



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Al Romanosky
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
Reducing the size of a partition provides "unallocated" space. Friend you
already have probably the best setup eg. second drive - take CFs' advice -
otherwise you may end up posting a more serious problem.

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2 XP (Home) Partition Questions