partition - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2005, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 399
Question partition

why partition a hard disk?

PC Specs:

Corsair TX550M ENTHUSIAST 550W
Intel B85, S 1150, DDR3, SATA III, PCIe 3.0 (x16), MATX MoBo
Intel Core i7 4790K, S1150, Haswell, 4 Core 4.4GHz Turbo
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Blue DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600)
960G SanDisk UltraII SSD + 2TB SEAGATE Hard Drive
Windows 10

Spud5437 is offline  
Old 01-02-2005, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 476

So you can format just a part of the disk, like the OS so you dont loose any files you want to keep (which are on the other part)

Hugo82 is offline  
Old 01-02-2005, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
willsko87's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,240

to have multi OS running on your system is one reason

willsko87 is offline  
Old 01-02-2005, 12:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 330

it can see it as two drives therefore you can use one part to back up files etc. And when a virus come it will only format one portion!!
Amd64Boy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.