just how strange are u talking?Originally posted by Beej
One thing you need to remember is that if you get your partition sizes wrong, you have to wipe the whole drive and start again. Not fun. Unless you're very strange. And I mean really, really strange.
Amen to that... If it works, don't d*ck around with it, and cause yourself grief.Originally posted by dukestreet
No partitions here. Now I'm thinking I should, but could someone tell me why I'd want to do that? I haven't run into any problems with the setup, so I also thinking I shouldn't fix what's not broke.
Absolutely...by using partitions on the same HD, you don't really accomplish much except prevent defragmentation of your swapfile.Originally posted by macstudent
IS there a performance difference using a different HD for swap files opposed to using a seperate partition?
And all along I thought it was fragmentation we were trying to prevent, not defragmentation.Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Absolutely...by using partitions on the same HD, you don't really accomplish much except prevent defragmentation of your swapfile.
Alpha, I'm curious - how much did you pay for those three disk utilities combined? No offense, but it just seems kind of absurd. I know in another thread that you said that one gets what one pays for, but I find that it's a comparison of apples (so to speak) and oranges since 1) no other filesystems except FAT, VFAT, and FAT32 require expensive third-party utilities for maintenance, and 2) no other filesystems except for those I just mentioned suck as much as HFS+ does. If I even had enough money to pay for all that software, which I don't, I would much rather spend it feeding starving African children or supporting e.g. the EFF than spending it on software that there shouldn't be any need for in the first place.Originally posted by AlphaTech
Unless your drive reaches critical mass, or dies completely, you can recover the file system without too much effort. I have done it on a several occasions where the drive wouldn't even show up when I booted off of a cd. I was able to get it back with the trio of utilities that I have (DiskWarrior 2, TechTool Pro 3 and Norton Utilities). Between the threem I have been able to recover the drives, and lose 0 data.
Sorry mate, it's just that insulting you is so much fun because I know that no matter what your response will be, it will have to fit within three lines or less.Originally posted by mac15
why do I need to write so much there wasn't that much to write about so don't go flapping your gums about something that nobody cares about
LOL But I'm going to have to defend mac15 here, being a fellow Aussie, and say that at least he deosn't dribble crap like some people do on these boards...Originally posted by alex_ant
Sorry mate, it's just that insulting you is so much fun because I know that no matter what your response will be, it will have to fit within three lines or less.