I am a bit confused here. I have a 500GB drive. I had created around 3 partition in which one is dedicated for Windows. I kept that as 100GB and others are divided into two parts of 200GB each. I keep my movies and data inside that. But to dual boot, I shrinking the first partition and removed some 40GB from that. I had kept 20GB as the Linux partition where I am going to install Linux Mint Mate and the other 20GB will be allotted as swap space for good performance. But when I did the same, my drive looks perform slow. Is that due to the swap or Linux partition. I am planing to extract more space from other two partition. I think my drive is getting slower.