Disk Partitioning Question

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  1. Primal

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    Any tips or rules of thumb to follow when partitioning a hard drive so there isn't a lot of wasted GBs?

    My neighbour is probably picking up a 250GB-320GB drive... it's not going to hold the OS, it's purely for data storage (video editing).

    Thanks!
     
  2. skywarp

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    Well if you are doing video editing. I suggest just formatting it HFS+ and not partioning it. It will be the most efficant formatting possiblty for that large of a drive.
     
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    I should have mentioned that it was a Windows based PC. Thanks though!
     
  4. RabidYak

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    I wouldent worry about it, NTFS has a default cluster size of 4kb and thats fine for most circumstances.

    300gb drives come out around 280 in real terms IIRC, which is down to drive vendors advertising sizes in decimel rather then binary.
     

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