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    Partitioning two HDD in single computer

    I have just installed a new 1TB HDD today on my computer. However before proceeding I have few questions to clear out.
    • Is it OK to encompass only one partition of 650GB? Is believing just trouble that can occur is it will get a long instant to defragment.
    • There are now 2 HDDs within my cabinet currently, single Seagate 1TB 7200.12 and an additional WD Green 500GB. How to partition it with the intention that I can remain it organized?

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    Re: Partitioning two HDD in single computer

    You can expand the storage capacity on a 2nd hard drive, or deploy the 2nd drive as a folder. Otherwise each disk should preferably be of equal size, and then you can appeal to both disks completely together as a single partition. Otherwise, at most "hard drive capacity of the smaller plate x 2" is possible. But still uses it depends on which controller, operating system or port it. Some IDE Raid controllers are not supported under Linux to some extent.

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    Re: Partitioning two HDD in single computer

    In order to organize the contents of its disk: make a partition dedicated to the video when using a camcorder. Make a partition to install large programs (e.g. games). Make a partition for each user, etc. It separates the operating system and documents: In case of relocation, simply delete the partition containing Windows. We keep the partition containing the documents and backups. Furthermore different partition makes defragmentation. Instead defragment the entire hard disk, it defragments only the partitions that are most changed. Documents will be the score quickly fragmented (because of the successive records of files) that the partition containing the operating system. Furthermore you can install multiple operating systems:

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    Re: Partitioning two HDD in single computer

    Easier it will be but to partition the second drive in Disk Management of Windows and then as a directory to mount the first hard drive instead of a separate drive letter assigned.

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    Re: Partitioning two HDD in single computer

    It's good to know what different types of applications and partitions for each type there are, before the hard disk is divided. The main partition is the primary partition. This is typically used to install an operating system, in this case Windows. Are there plans a multi-boot system to install, it is necessary and perhaps half the third primary partition.

    The C: partition is preferably only for the Windows operating system and installed software. This means that personal information (such as personal documents, music, videos, e-mail, contacts, calendar and favorite web sites) on a separate D: partition can be saved. Each user gets to this partition a separate folder with personal data. When Windows (and other software) of personal data is separated allows a system backup to make (and restore) without taking the risk of data loss. Is there a system backed up as described on this website, you must be a FAT32 partition to be created. It is practical to solve by third partition E (BACKUP) to create.

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    Re: Partitioning two HDD in single computer

    Partition a hard drive into multiple pieces is a good precaution against possible data loss, but the operation requires a bit of know-how.

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    Re: Partitioning two HDD in single computer

    If you have two physical disks in your computer puts each with its own drive letter, then there is virtually nothing on. They actually exist, your C and your D drive. But if you are a single hard drive divides into two pieces, each with their own drive letter, you will see that from the computer if it were viewed from two independently functioning drives because they each have their own drive letter. We know yourself that it really just a hard disk is divided in two, but the PC does not know that. The two are imaginary disks: the C and D drive. So it would become helpful for us to secure the data wherever we required.

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