Hard Drive Partitions

  barrydol 01:18 11 Nov 2004

What are the benefits of partitioning your hard drive(s)? If you have enough space for your basic home uses, music files etc, is it worth bothering about?

  LastChip 01:34 11 Nov 2004

If you think of using C: drive for all of your Operating System and Applications, but using D: for your personal files, should you have a major crash or virus problem, you can reformat C: and all your personal files will remain untouched on D:, E:, or whatever.

This is still no excuse however, for not backing up important data, because if your grief was caused by a mechanical malfunction of the drive, all data on all partitions would likely be lost.

Something to think about.

  Diemmess 08:48 11 Nov 2004

1. Easier to backup, cleanup and link some problems with a particular drive.

2. Faster to do 1.

3. Easier to keep a mental image of where to find things and when such things are "lost", Search is much quicker.

4. When a big disk was perhaps 4Gb, partitions still made some sense. Now that newcomers have a budget option > 100Gb I pity them for tangled mess which will develop.

  pj123 17:40 11 Nov 2004

Yes, and if you want to partition your hard drive without losing your files get Ranish (free) from click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:46 11 Nov 2004

Personally, with modern computers, I think that it is a complete waste of time and would suggest getting an external HD.......click here


  barrydol 22:29 11 Nov 2004

Thanks, your link answered my question. I'm new to this stuff but getting there. I have a spare internal Hd. Ill try and install that and put all my own files there. I'll use the the other drive for the OS etc. If I keep them both organised and backed up that should do.

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