GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.
* With GParted you can resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss, enabling you to:
* Grow or shrink your C: drive
* Create space for new operating systems
* Attempt data rescue from lost partitions
Modern hard disk drives contain more sectors of data at the outer edge of the physical disk than at the inner edge. Hard drives spin at a constant rate; normally 5400, 7200, or 10,000 RPM. This physical configuration means that more data can be accessed at the outer edge (start) in a single spin of the disk than at the inner edge (end).
To take advantage of these physical hard disk drive properties, you should place frequently accessed files at the start of the disk (lower sector numbers).
For example to shorten the Operating System boot time, you should place the OS in a partition at the start of the hard disk drive. Less frequently accessed information, such as your data files, should be placed in a partition after the OS.