With optimized partitions, the software partitions are in the middle of the drive, the MFS (data) partitions are at the edges. I suspect that non-optimized partitions would be in order - Software at the outer edge, the rest of the drive filled with data.
Originally Posted by tgif
The loss of performance shouldn't be significant. I would be more concerned that by rearranging the layout you have moved files from a marginal area of the drive - a marginal area that will come back to bite you later. Most drive manufacturers have utilities available which will do an intensive low-level test of the drive. If you haven't already done so, run it.
There's a difference between needing help, and just being plain ole' lazy.
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HR20-700 with 2 TB, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR23-100 all running 0x5cd and networked.