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    i have windows 7 64-bit andi want vto partition my ssd what is a good program to use and where do i get it
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    Quote Originally Posted by aryan51 View Post
    i have windows 7 64-bit andi want vto partition my ssd what is a good program to use and where do i get it
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    Should be able to partition in windows.

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    Yep you already have it in windows 7

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    Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management.

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    click start button type partition

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    click start button type disk management
    There you go, corrected that for ya

    Edit... Ah, you are indeed correct... "create and format hard disk partitions" shows up on the list.

    In any case, in disk management, right click any drive and "shrink volume" then create a new partition in the freed space.
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    when you type partition it should be te only thing on the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    when you type partition it should be te only thing on the list
    Well, that depends... I have the program "EASEUS Partition Master" show up on the list for me, as well as five documents that have the word "partition" somewhere in their text.

    In any case, I'm sure aryan51 will figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aryan51 View Post
    i have windows 7 64-bit andi want vto partition my ssd what is a good program to use and where do i get it
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    Just wondering how large the SSD you have is and why the need to partition it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hams View Post
    Just wondering how large the SSD you have is and why the need to partition it?
    4hams, I know you're asking Aryan51. I'll take the liberty of answering your questions myself.

    1) If you look at his profile, you'll see "2 128gb ssd in raid 0".

    2) Since a SSD doesn't have the issue a HDD has of slower speeds as you go towards the outer sectors, partitioning has no impact on performance. Especially from the perspective of imaging and backup, it's more effective to make the O/S and important programs on C: (on a smaller partition for quickest backups), and data + secondary programs on D: or other addl. partitions. Since he has 256GB (minus a few % for formatting), he has plenty of room to want/need this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hams View Post
    Just wondering how large the SSD you have is and why the need to partition it?

    You never know. His specs say 2X 128 in Raid but he could be asking about something he is doing next year.

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    Here is my thought on building a raid with an SSD, don't you don't see any real world performance gain when in raid over non raid, you also increase the chance of drive failure, and there is certainly no point if your just going to partition the drive in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eido.cohen View Post
    4hams, I know you're asking Aryan51. I'll take the liberty of answering your questions myself.

    1) If you look at his profile, you'll see "2 128gb ssd in raid 0".

    2) Since a SSD doesn't have the issue a HDD has of slower speeds as you go towards the outer sectors, partitioning has no impact on performance. Especially from the perspective of imaging and backup, it's more effective to make the O/S and important programs on C: (on a smaller partition for quickest backups), and data + secondary programs on D: or other addl. partitions. Since he has 256GB (minus a few % for formatting), he has plenty of room to want/need this.
    Lets hope he is doing regular backups due to the fact that running a Raid 0 Array is risky to begin with. It also has little or no speed benefit when using SSD's. So instead of partitioning what he has it may be best to get a smaller, cheaper ($) SSD say a 60GB drive for the OS and a few daily programs and then have the other SSD's for music, movies, pics and data. This would be a much safer setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIPPER View Post
    You never know. His specs say 2X 128 in Raid but he could be asking about something he is doing next year.
    Very good point and why I posed my question to begin with. If we had a little more info from aryan51 as to why the need we could have made some other suggestions that may have been a benefit to him.

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    thanks guys got it windows 7 was acting funny did not want to lose some big files that would not fit on a disk

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