Show your Disk Structure and explain your logic...


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Hello community!

As with some of my other posts, like this one, it would be interesting to see how users set up their disks so we can try and improve our own.

Please post a screenshot of your Disk Structure (right click Start Menu and choose Disk Management) and This PC section in File Explorer. If there is a reason why you structured your disk in a specific way, please post the reasons for the same.

Here is mine:

DISK MANAGEMENT

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FILE EXPLORER

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DETAILS

My laptop has 2 internal disks:

1. 1TB SSD: Crucial MX500
  1. Microsoft System Reserved (MSR): 100 MB
  2. EFI: 327 MB
  3. Recovery: 1 GB
  4. Windows 10: 120 GB
  5. Windows 11: 120 GB
  6. Data: used primarily to save system installation files, backups of VMs, etc.: 300 GB
  7. Virtual Machines: 300 GB
  8. Unallocated Space (Over Provisioning): 90 GB

2. 1 TB HDD: Seagate
  1. Files: For all my files as explained here
  2. Cloud: From where I can access/ download files in my cloud

EXPLANATION

I wanted to setup the disk in a manner that is completely self-sufficient in multiple ways, i.e. I can get my laptop up and running without a backup disk, recovery disk or an installation disk. I have a dual-boot setup, a working recovery and access to ISOs and other files that may be required to repair, reset or restore a boot partition.

The dual-boot setup is primarily to have an OS to fall back to in case one of them crashes. That way I can continue to have access to all my files with zero downtime. Although one is not a mirror image of the other (I don't have such a requirement), people can consider setting it up that way if they have a need.

The Data partition primarily holds ISO files of various OS and also a backup copy of the Virtual Machines that I play around with. On one occasion, the macOS VM grew from 30 GB to 80 GB in a day and I couldn't figure out why that happened. So I simply deleted the .vmdk file and replaced it from the backup.

The Virtual Machines are in a separate partition of their own. I can access these from any of the OSes. Keeping them in a separate partition of their own allows me to keep an eye on their size and helps me manage my disk space better. I can play around with macOS, Linux distros and also access files in my external disks that are partitioned in a format that Windows cannot read.

If this was my Desktop, I would have a similar structure, although instead of partitions, I would have installed separate disks that do the same. But this privilege is not available for laptops.

So, overall an advanced and completely self-sufficient system (for personal use) that can do a lot more than a normal system, and can also repair itself without relying on external disks. :love:
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
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    1080p
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    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
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    Windows Defender

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I like to keep things simple. All my laptops settings are the same. Single disks with dual booting. Don't use the Cloud and all backups are kept off the laptops on external drives for obvious reasons. Err... that's it :look: Not very exiting....

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    ASUS VivoBook
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
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    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
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    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
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    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
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    1920x1080@60Hz
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    INTEL SSD 660p 512GB NVMe
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    25 Mbps
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    Edge
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    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
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    Laptop
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    ACER
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
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    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
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    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
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    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
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    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1.024 TB SSD M.2 2280 - Samsung
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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22000.856
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    PC/Desktop
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security (latest)
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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@Fabler2 Where can I get those great looking purple icons.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.832
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
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    Logitech wireless
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    Logitech wired
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 660p 512GB NVMe
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1.024 TB SSD M.2 2280 - Samsung
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    180 Watt, 19.5 V
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    Logitech
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    25 Mbps
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Well many laptops allow two drives now, which adds significant flexibility. I use second drive as my main data drive and as a repository for Reflect Image backups bit I copy them to an offline drive now and then, pragmatically accepting if the second drive failed aling with first, or laptop was stolen, I can recover to a new pc without too much fuss.

I cannot see why you would say not to use cloud services. They are great for backing up crtical data, cherished photos etc.

Although I dual boot now and then, I use virtual hard drives as they do not mean you need to have rigid partitioning.

Most of time, I run the secondary OSs inside Hyper-V. There is a modest performance reduction doing this but unless CPU intensive, not usually an issue.

I would never even buy a laptop for main use with only one drive. I would always have two, so of one fails, I can very quickly switch to other without having to wait to buy new drives.

I do have a very light emmc 32GB drive travel laptop just si I can use office, use internet and watch videos when away. Its drive is small enough that I can backup to a 64 GB usb flash drive but tbh, if 32GB drive fails, laptop is dead, so I only do thar now and then. I only really back up data to onedrive most of the time.

Key point is use and backup strategies vary for individuals and type of pc, and primary use.

I could not possible run my laptops like you do as I would find it too inflexible.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
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Fabler2

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Well many laptops allow two drives now, which adds significant flexibility. I use second drive as my main data drive and as a repository for Reflect Image backups bit I copy them to an offline drive now and then, pragmatically accepting if the second drive failed aling with first, or laptop was stolen, I can recover to a new pc without too much fuss.

I cannot see why you would say not to use cloud services. They are great for backing up crtical data, cherished photos etc.

Although I dual boot now and then, I use virtual hard drives as they do not mean you need to have rigid partitioning.

Most of time, I run the secondary OSs inside Hyper-V. There is a modest performance reduction doing this but unless CPU intensive, not usually an issue.

I would never even buy a laptop for main use with only one drive. I would always have two, so of one fails, I can very quickly switch to other without having to wait to buy new drives.

I do have a very light emmc 32GB drive travel laptop just si I can use office, use internet and watch videos when away. Its drive is small enough that I can backup to a 64 GB usb flash drive but tbh, if 32GB drive fails, laptop is dead, so I only do thar now and then. I only really back up data to onedrive most of the time.

Key point is use and backup strategies vary for individuals and type of pc, and primary use.

I could not possible run my laptops like you do as I would find it too inflexible.
@cereberus , Although I have the options of having two drives in two of my laptops I don't like the idea of having too many eggs in one basket. Being infected with Ransomware is highly unlikely as a home user, I know, but I'm a bit paranoid about it.
As for the Cloud my upload speed is dire and would not trust my privacy there anyway.
Sometimes I do upload the occasional files to OneDrive but via a browser and encrypted with 7-zip.
A bit over the top for security thinking, maybe, but it keeps me happy.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro & Dev.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 660p 512GB NVMe
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1.024 TB SSD M.2 2280 - Samsung
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
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    Defender

barman58

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Mine as it stands today ...
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Mostly self explanatory ...

Data is general data and specific data types Including the standard Windows folders relocated via the built in "location" tab in properties, except for Images, Music and Video, which are in their own partitions or drives
Fast storage is a dedicated SSD for databases used by my image processing software packages.
Scratch is a temporary work area and The spare partitions are for temporary copies of other data when being managed/organised, they are also used to hold temporary work for clients
 

My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Chillblast to my design
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5950X, 4.9GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime X570-Pro Motherboard
    Memory
    64GB DDR4 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 Ti - HDMI, DP
    Sound Card
    On motherboard Feeding SPDiF 5.1 system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD 32 Bit HDR Monitor + 43" UHD 4K 32Bit HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB M2 SSD OS, 500GB Fast Access SSD, 2 x 8TB Data + Various Externals from 1TB to 4TB, 10TB NAS
    PSU
    NZXT C750 80 PLUS Gold 750W Modular PSU
    Case
    Chillblast Silent Workstation PC Case - Black
    Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X63 280mm CPU Cooler, Quiet Case fans Fan
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MX Keys + K830 [Depending on where I'm Sat]
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master 3 + M570 Trackball
    Internet Speed
    72 MB Down 18.5 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2021
    Other Info
    Also run...
    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64 HP 15.2"
    Nexus 7 Android tablet [x2]
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Blackview 10.2 Tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    Samsung S9 Plus Smartphone
    Samsung Note S20
    Wacom Pro Medium Pen Pad
    Wacom Pro Small Pen Pad
    Wacom ExpressKey Remote
    Loopdeck+ Graphics Controller
    Shuttle Pro v2 Control Pad
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest release]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9700
    CPU
    i7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Stock Intel + GTX 1650 Ti
    Sound Card
    Stock 4 speaker
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock 17"
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160 HDR touchscreen
    Hard Drives
    2TB M2 NVMe
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock Aluminium / Carbon Fibre
    Cooling
    Stock + 2 fan cooling pad
    Mouse
    Stock Trackpad +Logi Mx Master 3
    Keyboard
    Stock Illuminated + Logi - MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    72 MB Down 18.5 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
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@cereberus , Although I have the options of having two drives in two of my laptops I don't like the idea of having too many eggs in one basket. Being infected with Ransomware is highly unlikely as a home user, I know, but I'm a bit paranoid about it.
As for the Cloud my upload speed is dire and would not trust my privacy there anyway.
Sometimes I do upload the occasional files to OneDrive but via a browser and encrypted with 7-zip.
A bit over the top for security thinking, maybe, but it keeps me happy.
My point is every user is different, and may have different strategies depending on device.

We seem to be getting a lot of posts on this forum asking a question like this, and there is never a "one size fits all" answer, and most are not actually related to Windows 11.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0

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My 2-month-old 14" Notebook with Win11 came set up and I left it alone, works fine. The only changes I make with my Desktops is when adding a second internal drive and wiping the partitions off then creating a single partition for storage.
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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA using DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

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Plain and simple, easy to use and navigate C: OS, AV and stuff that will only install in the C drive. D all programs and data. E external drive for my project
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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Case
    Dark side of the moon
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    WD 2GB EXT
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory 32MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC/ ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB GDDR6 192-bit Gaming Graphics Card
    Sound Card
    Proprietary
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic XG2530 25"/Benq XL2411P 24"/ Samsung SyncMaster BX2331 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 240Hz/144Hz/60Hz (based on monitor setup above)
    Hard Drives
    SK hynix Gold P31 1TB PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD
    ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
    PSU
    Thermaltake Smart 700W 80+ White Certified PSU
    Case
    Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case, Gaming Case with Blue LED for Desktop
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H60i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    120MB/s Download/ 10MB/s Upload
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    AMD FX Black Edition
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
    Memory
    16MB DDR
    Graphics card(s)
    I forget, but it's old.
    Sound Card
    Propietary
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER LED 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung SSD 3.5"
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    120MB/10MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    Currently taken down because of a lack of space :-(
    Maybe I'll make room somewhere and connect to the Dev channel if possible.

Ghot

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Perfect! Purple is my favorite color. So, I went ahead and bought IconPackager so I, too, could have cool, purple icons!


Then I guess it's a good thing you're a "Power User" :D
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22000.856
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security (latest)
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

Fabler2

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Win 11 Pro & Dev.
Perfect! Purple is my favorite color. So, I went ahead and bought IconPackager so I, too, could have cool, purple icons!
It's a nice little program. On the recent Dev channel, though, have to restart Windows Explorer for it to work ok.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro & Dev.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 660p 512GB NVMe
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1.024 TB SSD M.2 2280 - Samsung
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

dbartenstein

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Member
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362
OS
Win 11 Pro (Insider Beta channel)
Will ya look at all the disk pics! :wink:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro (Insider Beta channel)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer AN515-54
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9300H CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, Intel UHD 630
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer CB272D
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB and 1T SSD
    Keyboard
    Logitech K375S
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    250MB
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro (Insider Dev Channel)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell E7240
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.69 GHz (non-compliant)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics Family
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Hemimax

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Location
KS City, KS USA
OS
Windows 10 22H2
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Just games, pics, disk images and backups.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ME/Hemi
    CPU
    Intel i7 11700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    Crucial 32GB DDR4 3200mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition
    Sound Card
    Realtek S1220A 7.1 DTS:X Ultra
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27in HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 UHD
    Hard Drives
    2 Seagate FireCuda M.2 PCIe 4x4, 2 Intel SSD & 3 WD HDD
    (*=12TB)
    PSU
    EVGA 220G3750
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A
    Keyboard
    EVGA Z12
    Mouse
    Razer Deathadder v2
    Internet Speed
    Spectrum 200Mbps down 10Mbps up
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT1900ACS
    7 Altec Lansing speakers

TairikuOkami

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471
OS
Windows 11 Home
C as small as possible to keep system backups small, unfortunately 11 forces me to use 66GB, so 40GB wasted.
D is used for backups, documents, onedrive, steam and other system folders to keep them safe from reinstall.
RAMdisk (changes size as needed) for browser's cache, temp and desktop, which is also used for downloads.
D has also limited permissions for Users and SYSTEM to avoid possible ransomware. Writes require admin.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (07/19)
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1E (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" AOC G2460VQ6 (01/19)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@75Hz + FreeSync (DisplayPort)
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB + 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K Keyboard (04/22)
    Mouse
    HP Wireless Silent 280M Mouse (05/21)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) + TCP Optimizer
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge + Brave for YouTube + LibreWolf for FB
    Antivirus
    None
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170 (09/10)

jimbo45

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Hafnarfjörður IS
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Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
Hi folks

On a laptop I have one 512 GB SSD (actually a NVMe2 drive) drive - partitioned as follows : - one EFI partition, one MSR partition and the rest formatted as NTFS and Linux XFS -- consisting of 5 VHDX physical partitions of around 50 GB each for various Windows systems and the rest for a Linux system- one / (root) XFS system, one /HOME xfs system and one Linux swap partition.

All my user data etc is on external drives or the cloud.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7

tomdsr

Fighting Cancer :(
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Little Island Near Seattle
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Windows 11
Currently booted in Windows 10, but here are mine. C and D (the os drives) and E (vmware) is my 1TB SSD. F, G, and H are all mechanical data drives. Games go on the os drive for speed.
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime X570-P
    Memory
    32gb DDR4 - 3200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 2060 Super KO 6GB PCIE 3.0
    Sound Card
    Realtek S1200A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1. LG 34UM68-P 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS 2. ONN 24-Inch LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1. 2560 x 1080 2. 1920 x 1080 (side by side 4480 x 1080)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SATA III SSD (OS)
    WD BLUE 2TB SATA III (DATA)
    WD BLUE 2TB SATA III (DATA)
    WD BLUE 1TB SATA III (DATA)
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 750W
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF XB EVO
    Cooling
    Corsair 240mm AIO + 4x 120mm case fans
    Keyboard
    Standard Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech M535
    Internet Speed
    Gigabit (Cable)
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

BunnyJ

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USA TN
OS
Windows 11 Home 25179.1000 - Dev Channel
Logic.. there has to be logic? LOL

I just have 3 drives.. one for the OS/apps
One for my photo work and one for everything else
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 25179.1000 - Dev Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7000 - X Series
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
    Memory
    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    4K 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 350.50 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender
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