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Join Date: Dec 1999
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Feb 21, 2000, 06:48 PM
 
I have a G4 Mac with a 20 GB hard drive that has been partitioned into three smaller drives. My question is: Does it make any difference in application performance if my applications reside on a different partition than my system folder/startup disk?
I've been using Macs for 13 years now, but have never heard any mention of this. I'm assuming that silence I heard means that there is no speed loss caused by such an arrangement.

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Join Date: Oct 1999
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Feb 22, 2000, 01:17 AM
 
Little or no performance hit for different partitions on the same hard drive.

A small performance benefit for your applications if you can choose a separate disk on a separate controller channel for their scratch files.

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