Importance of Disk Partition
Most of the hard disks available these days are in large gigabytes.
Although this proves to be a great improvement and upgrade from the once
very limited storage space computers had, it also has some major
One disadvantage is data loss. There is a big risk of losing all the
data saved in the hard disk if it suffers a virus infection or system
crash. And absolutely no one wants to lose years or even months worth of
saved data. To make sure that you won't suffer from horrific data loss,
one of the best things you can do is to partition the hard drive.
Advantages of Partitioned Hard Drive
Having a partitioned hard drive makes for easier maintenance. If you
do small partitions, the system would not have a hard time when you do
actions like defragging and the like. You can set up utility tools or
Windows services to clean or defrag drives one by one, so it would be
easier for the system.
Additionally, if you are performing a search within the files, it
will be easier for the system to look in small partitions. Think about
it - it will be much easier to look for a lost thing in one room than it
is in a whole house. This is great especially for those who always want
for their files to be organized.
The biggest advantage is it can save your data when disaster strikes.
If you divide the hard drive into partitions, in case an infection or
computer error ruins one partition, you will not have to suffer losing
everything all of the data which is usually what happens when a hard
drive is not partitioned. If you want to format one of the partitioned
drives, it will also not affect the other ones.
How to Partition Hard Drive
Hard drive partitioning usually happens during the first installation
of an operating system. Partitioning will be easier if you start out
with a blank hard drive. This is part of the procedure when you're first
installing Windows. You can also reformat your drive and create the
partitions, but this would delete all of your files so you must create a
backup of everything first.
If reformatting is not an option, you can download or purchase a
third party application that allows you to do partitioning without
losing all your files. These partitioning tools can be in the form of a
CD or a downloadable file. Make sure that you get it from a trusted
source and create a backup of important files as a precautionary