Hi, I am about to set up a dual boot configuration on my machine. I plan to install osx on my pc, with windows 7 being the most used partition on the machine.
I would like for windows to be out the outside of the hard disk so I may have faster read/write times, but that is more of a secondary concern to the data being continuous.
If I have fragmentation on my hard drive When I resize my partitions does the partition manager automatically create the data in a contiguous format, or is the data from both partitions spread randomly through the drive with the MBR just directing the head to read from the appropriate area, regardless of what I am doing.
I would like to minimize the amount of wear on my HDD while getting the best speed out of my installs. So do all of the major partition managers (Acronis, Partition Magic, etc..) do this automatically, or is it something that you have to specify?