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Old October 11th, 2003, 03:08 AM
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Default How many drives/partitions do you have?

Given the CD drive letters issue that came up, I'm curious.

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Old October 11th, 2003, 03:11 AM
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e. but it's not really power-using, c is small, d is kinda small and e is the cd. b is nonexistant and i don't think i have to tell you what a is.
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Old October 11th, 2003, 03:11 AM
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Default Re: How many drives/partitions do you have?

I have a CD drive and a DVD/CD-RW drive.

If anyone chooses that Last option in question one, I'm going to hurt them.
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Old October 11th, 2003, 04:09 AM
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Hey, at school, Z is automatically mapped to the network share that stores everyone's profiles. Incidentally, there's no sort of security whatsoever on the folders, so I can access "My Documents" the long way by going to z:\koliset\my documents, but I can also access someone else's documents by going to something like z:\fryje\my documents!
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Old October 11th, 2003, 04:40 AM

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Default Re: How many drives/partitions do you have?

I have one hard drive per PC(I have 3). I also have a 60 gig usb external HD that I swap between the pc's.So it's letter varies.
Two of the PC's are notebooks so I don't have them all networks together.
I also just got one of those little usb 256 meg flash drives that works pretty well.
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Old October 11th, 2003, 12:29 PM

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Default Re: How many drives/partitions do you have?

Does this include virtual drives?
Cos I have like 6 VDs
a: Floppy
c: programs hdd (18Gig)
d: cd drive
e: system hdd (6Gig)
f: backup hdd (12Gig)
(e & f are partitions on same physical hdd)
g-l: virtual drives

Orginally it came wit
a: floppy
c: only hdd
d: cd-rw drive

needless to say I have changed it abit
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Old October 12th, 2003, 01:25 AM
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I have 2 hard drives in a raid 0 config (1 logical drive). That's partitioned as C:, D:, E:

My DVD-ROM is R:
My CD-RW is S:

I always make the non-hard drive device letters higher up in the alphabet so that if I expand my system with new hard drives, the automapping of hard drive letters that Windows does will not screw up my previous installs by grabbing the CD drive letters and using them. Plus it allows my USB thumb drive to drop in nicely as F: when it's plugged in.

Apparently this could be the problem with Starfury. The CD check appears possibly not to check drive letters any higher up than J: and therefore will never see the CD in either one of my drives. My old PC's drive letters are mapped out the same way, so it doesn't work there either. I hope MM just removes the CD check so those with us with this problem can play the game already.

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Old October 12th, 2003, 01:33 AM
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Ok, here's my bit of wisdom about my drive configuration..

A: 3.5" Floppy Disk (standard unit)
C: 5 gig HD (Boot drive Win XP Home)
D: 12.5 gig HD (Main work drive)
E: 12.5 gig (This is where my games go.)
F: 16x48x24x48 DVD/CDRW drive.

I find this drive layout/use to be ideal for my needs. The big advantage to having this config is that if things go bad in windows I can reformat and install drive C: without risking any of my precious data. Drive C: ONLY has Windows and the small support files like Winzip, ACDSee, and other 'small' utilities. (I can reformat and re-install everything on C: in about 1 hour.)

Drive D: gets regular backups, and E: only has games and I do not need backups (unless I get really atached to a savegame. and even then, I just need to copy it over to D: )

F: is my latest purchase, and I find it to be working really really well. This all-in-one unit is definately a recomended component.

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A: 3.5 Floppy
C: 80 gig HD
D: Plextor CD writer
E: DVD drive
F: RAID drive
G: 128 MB USB key drive
H: Network drive
I: Network drive
N: Network drive
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Default Re: How many drives/partitions do you have?

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Originally posted by David E. Gervais:
Ok, here's my bit of wisdom about my drive configuration..

A: 3.5" Floppy Disk (standard unit)
C: 5 gig HD (Boot drive Win XP Home)
D: 12.5 gig HD (Main work drive)
E: 12.5 gig (This is where my games go.)
F: 16x48x24x48 DVD/CDRW drive.

I find this drive layout/use to be ideal for my needs. The big advantage to having this config is that if things go bad in windows I can reformat and install drive C: without risking any of my precious data. Drive C: ONLY has Windows and the small support files like Winzip, ACDSee, and other 'small' utilities. (I can reformat and re-install everything on C: in about 1 hour.)

Drive D: gets regular backups, and E: only has games and I do not need backups (unless I get really atached to a savegame. and even then, I just need to copy it over to D: )

F: is my latest purchase, and I find it to be working really really well. This all-in-one unit is definately a recomended component.

Nuf said, Cheers!
This is the same way I had setup my 30GB, one 5 for XP and two 12.5 for other things. Its a great way to be able to freely format and reinstall a damaged windows copy. Not to mention partitions like this will speed up your computer. Its almost like having 3 seperate drives
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