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How do you guys have your HDDs partitioned?

#1Xa3r0xPosted 3/26/2014 8:33:21 AM
I ordered a 3TB HDD. Just wondering how I should partition it and what I should use it for. I was thinking either 500gb or 1tb for Steam only.
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#2NicodimusPosted 3/26/2014 8:36:34 AM
I don't. I have an 480GB SSD for Windows and programs, and a 4TB HDD for file storage.
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#3Orestes417Posted 3/26/2014 8:38:09 AM
Without getting into the complexities of the *nix side of my setup, basically I give 250-300GB of its own for Windows and programs that for whatever braindead reason insist on being on C:\ and give the rest over to programs and user data. Other than that the only partitions are the efi and windows system reserved ones at the front of the disk
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#4ChetyrePosted 3/26/2014 8:43:30 AM
512M boot partition, 15GB ext4, and the rest is LVM partioned
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#5Fade2black001Posted 3/26/2014 9:17:57 AM
Nicodimus posted...
I don't. I have an 480GB SSD for Windows and programs, and a 4TB HDD for file storage.


480GB SSD? Someone has money
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#6PhilOnDezPosted 3/26/2014 9:29:03 AM
Crucial 480gb drives were like $230 a few weeks ago. That's not much more than I paid for my 256gb drive.
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#7NicodimusPosted 3/26/2014 9:42:47 AM(edited)
Fade2black001 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
I don't. I have an 480GB SSD for Windows and programs, and a 4TB HDD for file storage.


480GB SSD? Someone has money


Yeah I got the Corsair Force 480GB last summer. Such a nice change from the HDD.
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#8lost_withinPosted 3/26/2014 11:41:53 AM
120GB SSD for Windows and Software
1TB HDD for data
250 GB HDD for Ubuntu
1TB external HDD for backups...
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#9WerdnAndreWPosted 3/26/2014 11:44:40 AM
Xa3r0x posted...
I ordered a 3TB HDD. Just wondering how I should partition it and what I should use it for. I was thinking either 500gb or 1tb for Steam only.


You should do something like 100GB for WIn7 and the rest leave it for games.
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#10betatechPosted 3/26/2014 11:57:24 AM
Personally, I'd have 160GB for the windows system partition and the rest for whatever. Depends on your usage.

Bear in mind that you will need to use UEFI to install Windows on >3TB HDDs (unless you use kludge it as I had to) and this also requires GPT.
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