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Old 08-10-2005, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the uses of partitioning a HDD?
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To divide mass storage into sections.
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I know that...but are there any other pros to it? For example, I know with partitioning, you can run more than one OS on the comp. Are there more pros like that one?
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Ideally, you can store you OS on one partition (C, and create additional partitions for all other data storage. If the worst should happen and an OS reinstall is required, rather than formatting one large partition and losing all data on said partition, you can only format the C: drive, leaving all other data on other said partition(s) unharmed.
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I know that...but are there any other pros to it
Sorry my answer was vague, but pros and cons of partitioning really doesn't make much sense. I mean, you have to partition your hard drive, without at least one partition a hard drive is just an expensive paper weight.
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