Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by Dave N, Aug 9, 2002.
Is there any point in partitioning my 80Gb disk ?
Depends on what you want from your HD.
If you just one large partition then just leave it.
I partitioned my 30GB drive into three partitions. Two for my OS's (XP and Win98se) and the third for all my downloads.
What is the benefit of partitioning? Does it reduce fragmentation? I'm going to be doing some DV editing so was wondering if it was worth separating the DV files from the OS/rpograms etc.
Its best to have video in a seperate partition. It reduces fragmentation of video files which can sometimes cause a pause in real time output. It makes data mangement of the videop files easier. If the disc is the primary which also has the operating system then partition it. If it a slave for video then leave as a single partition.
I never like to have any files that are not OS (or installed utils) releated on the same partition as my OS's.
That way I can take ghost images of my OS partitions and burn them off to DVD-RW's knowing that they aren't full of all the cack I'm either downloading or working on.
Might be best to partition your drive into 2. One of 10GB (more than enough for any OS) and the rest for your work area.
I would agree with the others and definitely recommend partitioning your HDD for digital video editing. If you don't the fragmentation can be a total nightmare!
Plus it is also much more secure, as you can reformat your C: drive if anything goes wrong without risk of losing your DV files.
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