I have a backup computer here and I partitioned my drive into 4. Is it healthy to partition it as such and use it heavily (as in the computer is never turned off).
Answer by Dr Giggles · Feb 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM
it is only better for performance on c drive if you have a large drive. you will not gain any performance increase by partitioning other drivers. if you have a folder you would like to see in computer there are programs for mounting folders in computer just like the folder is a drive.
Answer by Dr Giggles · Feb 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM
i agree always have a back of of everything on various drives on one master backup. in the image you see backups - utorrent, documents - wallpaper, downloads - music, movives - tv - video all of these drives are backed up onto the one labled universal backups. the vm is just a partition for the universal drive.
Answer by Razor512 · Feb 12, 2012 at 07:28 PM
If you use a HDD then partitioning is very useful. for example, if you have a 1TB drive and have it mostly full, it will take extremely long to defrag and perform other maintenance, but if you were to partition it to 150GB for drive C then the rest to drive D, then you can store bulk data, (eg movies, music and various other stuff, while your program and other IO sensitive data is stored on drive C)
II do this and it allows me to quickly defrag regularly ( I do a disk defragdaily (eg if you are about to go shower, then start a disk defrag before you go). Then later on, eg if you are heading out somewhere and will be gone for a few hours, start a virus scan, and also have other programs such as malwarebytes run their scans.
With an SSD, there is no need to partition for performance reasons as fragmentation does not effect performance (the data on NAND flash is written in a way that creates as much fragmentation as possible so that each cell has an equal chance at getting used. The data layout that a defragger will see is basically completely fake as it does not represent where data is located on the SSD
Answer by Taz155 · Feb 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM
I think it's misleading telling people to partition without evidence it'll help. I'm happy using an unpartioned 1.5tb drive. I think it's down to personal preference. I prefer having a folder with all my documents in on one partition than a million partitions that do the same thing