Originally Posted by Augus
i am still doing research and saving $ to get pieces of hardware here and there.
for software I am reading this thread.
I have never build computer before so a lot to learn from here.
- I will have a 2TB as the only hard drive for the HTPC. what are the size of the partitions should there be?
- what format type should I have for these partition, NTFS?
Well, you will only need about 60 gb for OS HD partition (also good to keep a size that will be easy to clone and swap out for a SSD when they are cheaper), and I like to split my large HDD into partitions equal to the platters that make up the hard drive, so maybe divide by 3 or 4 if that's how many platters there are and also divide one of those into a 60 gb for the OS
2 TB = 1953 GB / 3 = 3 X 651 GB...then
C: Drive 60 GB
D: Drive 591 GB
E: Drive 651 GB
F: Drive 651 GB
Format all as NTFS, and allow drive indexing for the E and F drives if you want, helps for compression, I don't do it as I have a few other drives, but never do it for the OS drive and it's partitions.
Just my thoughts, anybody else can jump in