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Small partition first for PS to play in the fastest part of teh drive 2 gigs is fine.
Then a system partition maybe 20 gigs the rest for data/major apps.
That's our normal setup for graphics. You might want to put 9.2 on the data partition as it then allows a boot if the X partition gets squirrely and vice versa. :cool:
This gives you speed and safety.
 

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Put the 2 gig partition first that's important for speed

System next and that can have both X and 9 or just X and all your apps.

Then Data which can also have 9 on it ( 9 is small it can generally go anywhere ) and your OS9 applications.
I too prefer to keep 9 away from X but there is no need for a separate partition unless 9 is your main day to day OS. If that's the case them put X on the data partition.
If you are very new to X and want to be able to eliminate it then do indeed set it's own space but don't be stingy X wants to breathe. :cool:
 

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You have to take into account RAM and drive space and the rule of thumb is 5 x the file size but a tad more wiggle is fine.
The trick is to direct PS to overflow on the next fastest partition which will be Boot so the first fast 2 gig space is left empty for the PS playground.
We really don't take Illustrator scratch into account and you may have a point there. Not sure of how it utilizes the drive.

BTW we are delivering our first DP 2.0 G5 with 8 GIGS :eek: of RAM on Monday. Now that's a PS playground - a 320 RAID as well just to polish the machine. :D
 

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You are getting too cluttered and you'll end up short of space eventually in one of them and then it gets really nasty to redo.
There should always be 20% space free on a volume.
 
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