Partition or not?

  User-1159794 19:09 11 Jul 2007

Just bought a 160 Gg hdd and as yet haven't decided whether to clean install xp etc etc or Acronis my current hdd over.

Anyway should I bother to partition this size of drive? It will be my master drive with a 80Gg as slave with also an external 80Gg as backup.

Any thoughts, suggestions welcome folks.


  sunny staines 19:13 11 Jul 2007

three patitions of approx 50in size.
your C drive
your clone of c drive
and a partition for personal docs pictures etc or if you like a lot of music put this on 3rd partition.

  woodchip 19:19 11 Jul 2007

I always Partition My drives as it helps in organizing my Software and files

  User-1159794 19:39 11 Jul 2007

'three patitions of approx 50in size',sorry not quite with you "50in".
Oops light gone on you mean 50 in size.

  woodchip 19:57 11 Jul 2007

Think he means 50Gb partitions. But it depends what you want to use them for

  David4637 20:07 11 Jul 2007

Use Acronis to save the image the OS on one of the partitions, if the OS crashes, you can load the saved image back in about 10 mins. It works cause its saved my bacon 4-5 times in 4 years.

  VoG II 20:11 11 Jul 2007

There is no valid reason these days to partition a drive. It is perfectly possible to organise your 'stuff' without partitioning.

  User-1159794 12:48 12 Jul 2007

thanks folks.

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