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Hitachi deskstar 160gig advice

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Scrawflid, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. Scrawflid


    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 46

    Just about to set this up as the only HDD in a new build for now. A couple of queries as this is my first build - what's the best partitioning idea, one large, one small/one larger or what? Secondly, to allow sataII i believe you need to tweak things a little, how do I go about that.
    Thanks for any help
  2. smids


    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,660

    Location: London/Kent

    I only use one partition but others will advise differently. In the end, it is down to your usage and whether or not you reinstall XP often.

    SATA-II enabling comes from the Hitachi Drive Function Tool (DFT). A link is in my SATA-II sticky at the top of the HDU forum. :). Read the note on the Hitachi Webbie too. The link is under question 6.
  3. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I only use one partition as well not least because I don't like messing around with disk partitioning tools if I can help it. If you have a specific reason for it or will be formatting regularly and don't wish to lose your data then I'd just go with one partition. As smids says it will come down to how you intend to use your drive.
  4. ElectroBlaster


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,155

    Location: The land of Cows n Grass!

    Chopped both my 160gig hitachi's into half partitions! The first drive was done using one of hitachi's drive iso's and when I got the second drive I used the microsoft management console using the drive management plug-in!