This sums up my question exactly.
For the record, I will be using Windows XP SP1 with all other critical and recommended updates installed.
It seems to me that if my C:\ is only 10-20 gigs, instead of the 40+ gigs it is right now with MP3, video, etc stored on it, that typical day to day seek times/etc should be faster. I'm not sure if this is true or not, and that's what I wanted to clear up.
So, here's my question in an easy to answer format:
Q: Which set up will make windows and applications load faster?
1) A C:\ with about 10-20 gigs and a D:\ of 100+ gigs for video, movies, etc
2) One single large partition of 160 gigs for Windows, Apps, and Media
3) Neither one, they will both result in equal speed for Windows and Applications.