|I read that Win7 (and Vista too, IIR), when partitioning a new HD, start at sector 64 as opposed to XP which would start at 63 (hope I have this right).|
1. Is there any benefit in pre-partitioning a new non-4K HDD, to start at sector 64, for XP? Assume SATA2 in "compatibility" mode. I mean, if Vista/7 have improved performance by not having to split a read or whatnot over two sectors, would the same benefit accrue to XP? Also, any problems?
2. Really the same question about Linux, since I intend to dual/triple boot OSs. (Saves posting in two different forums)
3. A general question on XP and the new 4K HDDs: If the answer to #1 is, "Yeah, fine", can't the "pre-partitioning at sector 64" technique be effective for XP and the new 4K drives?