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Old 12-23-2006, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This may be a stupid question, but one I am rather curious about.

With my new PC build, I'll be adding a 250GB hard drive. It's been about 5 years since my last PC purchase, so I'm curious is partitioning a hard drive is still a common practice or necessarily needed anymore (with today's MOBO, processor, and hard drive technology).

I know that for some, they would partition their HDD with the OS on on partition and to save files / run applications on the other partitions. I believe this was done for performance purposes. For me, I partitioned my HDD just to keep things organized.

With today's HDD technology, is partitioning still commonly done? If it is still a common practice, for what purposes is it done? Does partitioning have performance improvement capabilities?
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Yes partitioning is very common. I'm not sure about performance, but it makes things more organizable. Thats why I partition my HDs.
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