Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007
I just thought partitions would be easier to manage.
The problem with a bunch of partitions is that you cannot guess in advance how large they should be. You increase the chance of running out of space on one of them---where you would not if you have just 1 big partition.
A single big partition can also simplify your backup strategy.
I haven't found multiple partitions easier to manage. I used to do that, but now I have 3 drives, all with a single partition--one for the OS, one for data, one for backup.