How Many Drives or Partitions Do You Have?

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By on December 5, 2012 8:27:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedneckDude

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I'd like to get an idea how many drives/partitions the average user has. It will help me to determine the best number of drives to leave space for when I use the self expanding drive meters I use in my DX themes.

I have 5 drives/partitions, more when using a flash drive or SD card. So I like space for 7 or 8.

 

But if the end user only has one or two, there'll be a lot of wasted space left over.....looks funny.

 

Anyway, I'd appreciate it if you guys would tell how many drives/partitions you have.

 

 

EDIT: Please omit CD/DVD drives as they do not show up in the meter.

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December 5, 2012 8:42:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have 6.

C:   D:   E: (DVD) F: (CD unlocker for my external drive) G: (music/videos) H: Storage (Back ups and stuff)

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December 5, 2012 8:47:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ok, my bad. Please omit CD/DVD drives. They do not show up in the drives meter.

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December 5, 2012 8:51:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Seven drives/partitions here.

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December 5, 2012 9:23:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

In general I have always had two drives. They used to be C (traditional hard drive) and D (removable media drive). I now have C (SSD) and D (traditional hard drive) and no dedicated removable drive. If I need one, I plug in a USB drive temporarily.

Hope that helps.

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December 5, 2012 9:35:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

C, D, G, H, J, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.

E, & F are DVDs

When plugged in there's also an I ...Camera/Phone/USB

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December 5, 2012 10:32:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Damn, Jafo. I can't get all that one a background...lol

 

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December 5, 2012 10:48:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

C: D: E: F: G: H: separate drives and 1 external TB backup drive

 

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December 5, 2012 11:11:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 C is an SSD RAID Array while D, E, M, & O are separate platter drives. there's also a separate eSATA backup drive (T).

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December 5, 2012 11:18:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Damn, Jafo. I can't get all that one a background...lol

T, U, and V are mapped network drives...

W, X, Y, and Z are a multi-card reader.

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December 6, 2012 12:19:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MadDeez,
 C is an SSD RAID Array while D, E, M, & O are separate platter drives. there's also a separate eSATA backup drive (T).
D E M O ...L O L

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December 6, 2012 12:29:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Betamax...reel to reel...cassette...8-track...etch-a-sketch...drives in the country...and I have 4 partitions in my apartment.

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December 6, 2012 2:13:35 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

some of my comps have only two drives with three drive letters, my main machine has four internal drives with seven assigned drive letters/partitions and THREE external hdds(c,d,e,f,g,i,k,l,m,&p) + typically four usb sticks , my b2 has four drives with four letters, and space to ADD FOUR more hdds internally, my b3 has only 3 hdds with three letters,  my b4 has a boot ssd a 500gb boot hdd (with two partitions, and (currently seven but can load NINE) hdds with varing numbers of partitions(currently c,y,f,g,i,l,n,x + networks drives), BUT my lev 530 laptop has ONE drive (750gb) with four partitions(xp,win7 x86,win7x64 and data)

harpo

 

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December 6, 2012 3:07:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

C, D, G, H, I, J, K, L  E And F are DVD and BluRay Drives Then i Have my External 3Tb Drive with M, N, O, P And Q partitions

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December 6, 2012 4:10:47 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Twelve.

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December 6, 2012 7:47:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have 5 drives, two 160GB SSD drives for OS's, two 500GB drives for data and a 1TB drive for data backup. They are partitioned to full capacity on each drive.

 

Oh, and two DVD drives of course.

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December 6, 2012 8:09:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WebGizmos,
Betamax...reel to reel...cassette...8-track...etch-a-sketch...drives in the country...and I have 4 partitions in my apartment
 

 

c: (SSD) separate HDs are D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K for data. 

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December 6, 2012 8:30:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

7 in my main rig. 4 internal sata drives and 3 external Western Digital My Books. It also has a blu-ray player/dvd burner.

My laptop came with 2 x 750GB sata drives and I pulled one and replaced it with a SSD. It also has a blu-ray player/dvd burner.

I thought 7 was alot...some of you put me to shame.

I was thinking about buying a blu-ray burner for my main rig...anyone have one they can recommend?

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December 6, 2012 10:57:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


EDIT: Please omit CD/DVD drives as they do not show up in the meter.
 

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December 6, 2012 10:58:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wow...looks like I need to have the meters floating with no size limit. Thanks guys!!

 

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December 6, 2012 12:55:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

1x128Gb SSD, 2x1.5Tb and 1x500Gb hard drives. All that is split into ten partitions.

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December 6, 2012 1:20:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

1x128GB SSD with max-controller, 1xSSD 256Gb , 1x HDD spinpoint F1 150gb, 3x2TB Lacie Porsche Design(external) for backups running 24/7 
the main bottleneck is the spinpoint F1 it only transfers 300Mb/s  so i will have to get another SSD to replace it.

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April 26, 2013 2:34:22 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Two SATA Physical Drives split into eight volumes. Disk 0 Volume 1[c] is Boot, vol 2[d] temp (includes chrome cache), vol 3[e] (most programs), vol 4 and 5 (data), Disk 1 vol 1 is just the swap file, Dick 1 vol 2 is backup.

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April 26, 2013 3:35:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting poormonknm,
Dick 1 vol 2 is backup

 

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April 26, 2013 4:16:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Does anyone still partition disks anymore? I don't.

 

5 disks as you ask. Plus another 5 on my file server (all in raid)

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April 26, 2013 4:29:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have 5 hard drives. Two 160GB SSD's, two 500GB SSD Hybrids and an external 1TB drive.

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