Having read several partitioning strategies I keep seeing different opinions on the matter of location of the program files folder and or swap files. The need and essence of proper and smart partitioning of drives is clear to me.
However I can't figure out where to place the more demanding part of the program file folder i.e. Photoshop, Premiere, for maximum performance and output.
I have seen that most people tend to leave a 20-30 GB for programs in the OS partition [C:], some people make an seperate partition for programs on the OS drive [D:] and some people assign a different hard drive for the programs folder.
Which is best ?
Should programs folder be:
A: on the first partition of drive 1 (together with OS)
B: on the second partition of drive 1 (first beeing OS)
C: on the second partition of drive 2 (first beeing operating system page file).
It seems logical in some way to put it on the second drive, as far as efficiency goes; drive 1 runs OS while drive 2 is smoothly running Programs.
Ideas anynone ?
Corsair 5400 1Ghz
Drive 1: 74 GB IDE
Drive 2: 74 GB IDE
Drive 3: 120 GB Sata