Hard disk partition

  [DELETED] 09:56 22 Sep 2003
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I have recently bought a new laptop with a 60 hdd. I keep reading about partitioning the hdd. Will I benefit from doing this and if so how should I divide the hdd up (ie what sizes)?

  [DELETED] 10:04 22 Sep 2003

ive seen many factory built pcs done with a partitioned hard drive , they normally split the partition to about 3gb and install windows on that partition , but when ever i do any work on these pcs i generally remove the partition as ive found the os boots quicker , and overall performance is better

  Diemmess 13:28 22 Sep 2003

Partitioning makes sense if you intend to make regular backups of the running system.

If C: is kept well under 10Gb, both the backup and restore will be faster - and the remaining partition/s will have lots of space to store the backups and data chunks.

Personal experience shows no noticeable slowing done like this, while a mix of everything on one drive means difficulty in finding things as well as much longer time for housekeeping on one vast drive.

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