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Quick Q: What Are The X,y,z Partitions On The Hdd For?


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#1 Sashiel

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 08:35 AM

are they needed? or what are they for? i have softmodded my xbox with the stock hdd and saw this and they dont contain anything.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 09:40 AM

Cache partitions. Games use them to temporarily store data on them.

It's best if you not touch them when it's not needed. If games hang/crash at startup, the cache can be cleaned (all files deleted) so that the game might fully reload again.

Cache is stored in the following places:

E:\Cache\
X:\
Y:\
Z:\

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 03:36 PM

cool. thanks for the heads up.

one more q:
in the settings for UnleashX there is an options to allow a "g" drive i beleive. whats this and is it just another cache partion or can i use it for storing?

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 03:39 PM

If you have a .67 LBA 48 bios and enable that, all free space over 137GB will be in the G partition. Like say you just bought a 200GB drive and you have a modchip with a .67 bios, F partition will get 137GB and G will get approximately 63GB. Hope that helped any.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 04:18 PM

its just an optional storage drive, exactly like f, to use it, use .67 bios and just format it. All data above 137gb will go to g

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:35 PM

yeah it's expecially useful if you have a HDD larger than 250gb, say a 300gb or something.

Unless you use 32K clusters, a FATX partition larger than 256GB will become corrupted when you fill it past that 256gb limit, so you can create an F and a G partition to avoid having an F partition larger than 256GB. If you format it with 32k clusters I believe corruption starts at 512GB

Otherwise, for say a 250GB drive or smaller, it's best to have just an F:\ partition IMO

Edited by G0t M4xx 21, 03 May 2006 - 07:37 PM.





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