This thread has gotten way off topic, interesting nevertheless.
Optimizing 4K memory paging peeks my interest. I was thinking
of reinstalling Win98SE and using FAT16 with a 2 Gig partition but
I forgot I'd be using 32K clusters. 255MB is fine for a windows only
partition, but what would be the best arrangement of partitions and
filesystems across disks for typical desktop usage? I would guess
SCSI and a disk on a separate controller/channel for each partition
is fastest, but I can't afford that. What's best for two and three
drive configurations? Is it worth the money to spread partitions
across three drives versus two?
The applicable partitions I see are:
(forgive my Unix mindset)
How about this arrangement?
/ - FAT16 4K clusters boot disk
/swap - FAT32 4K clusters 2nd disk
/temp - FAT16 (boot disk or ramdisk)
(yeah, I'll here the complaints now but WIn98 has a limit
on how much memory it can use)
/app - FAT32 2nd disk
Perhaps the performance difference between FAT16 and FAT32 is
negligible, but I read one author stating there was a significant