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Windows 7: Creating Logical Volumes??

23 Apr 2010   #1
Slim

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Creating Logical Volumes??

hi...

i m using windows 7...and i want to make logical volumes on my drives...as a friend of mine said....it increases performance in some cases....Partitioning ur drive in simple Volumes are easy and every volume is primary when u made partitions.....


i have two HDD... one is 80GB and 2nd is 320Gb.....



please help me with it...

i have jpg of my system drives dont know how i created these logical drives but i want to create volumes on my friend's PC as well...




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23 Apr 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I've never heard of a logical drive increasing performance, but be that as it may, its seems that with W7, that you have to create 3 primary partitions first, before it will add a logical partition. If you use a third party partitioner, you can add a logical drive anytime that you wish.
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24 Apr 2010   #3
Slim

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the reply.....

yes, i have created Logical Volume after creating 3 primary...but what if i want it after my primary volume...is it possible when Installing windows 7????(windows 7 installation setup).....while searching for it i read somewhere that it is done while installing windows xp. is it true???... and what 3rd party partition tool u suggest best working for it??? partition magic 8 is not compatible with windows 7....

regards
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24 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Partition wizard home edition But don't kid yourself. You will not gain 1ms of performance improvement.
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24 Apr 2010   #5
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slim View Post
hi...

i m using windows 7...and i want to make logical volumes on my drives...as a friend of mine said....it increases performance in some cases....Partitioning ur drive in simple Volumes are easy and every volume is primary when u made partitions.....


i have two HDD... one is 80GB and 2nd is 320Gb.....



please help me with it...

i have jpg of my system drives dont know how i created these logical drives but i want to create volumes on my friend's PC as well...
The program you wan is "diskpart.exe" part of win 7's built in kit.

WinKey+R -> Diskpart

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However, I think you'll find that primary partitions are the best bet... as already pointed out beyond 3 primaries you will need Diskpart to make them. The reason I recommend primaries is that it eliminates one step... In an extended partition the NTFS manager has to first look up the partition boundary to get the logical drive boundary before it can access directories. In a primary it can go straight to the directory. In an application that doesn't use many files the extra step goes almost unnoticed but when you are mainipulating a lot of files, the extra step imposes a small performance hit.


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25 Apr 2010   #6
Slim

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks alot for u r help my problem is solved here .. thanks seekermiester, whs, and commontater....
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