My parts from newegg are getting delivered on monday. I have a few questions: I have been reading about the page file, I understand what it does. I remember reading that you want it to be on the outside of the disk so it will be read faster. I am getting a 320gb seagate barracuda, should I put XP on a seperate small partition? Will this keep the page file on the outside of the disk? Is it really a benefit to partition the drive? I have no plans of of a second internal drive, or doing RAID. I have a external 250gb I will be using for backup. On my current setup I have a small partition for backup purposes. But if the drive crashes I will lose it anyways correct?