Should you partition your hard drive? Leo weighs the pros & cons.–PC Pitstop.
Pros and Cons of Hard Drive Partitioning
By Leo Notenboom
What are the benefits of a partitioned hard drive, or some practical uses of a partition?
Disk partitioning is one of those things where you find many conflicting opinions. Some will swear that proper partitioning aids performance, makes backing up easier and is just generally “better”.
Others just opt to let Windows sort it all out, believing that improper partitioning might well prevent the file system – already optimized for both safety and performance – from operating in a maximally optimal way.
The truth is somewhere in between. I’m certain.
While I tend to fall into the latter camp, I’ll look at some of the pros and cons to partitioning your hard drive, and make a recommendation if after all is said and done you’re still not sure.
This excerpt appears with permission from Leo Notenboom.