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Windows 7: Hard Drive Reliability Update Sep 2014

25 Sep 2014   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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I don't really like HDDs with bigger capacities. Bigger capacity means slower performance. I wish to buy an SSD but unfortunately I don't have money for it
Hmm well if you lived a bit closer I have a spare or two and you could have it for nothing


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25 Sep 2014   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I just said big drives big crash and therefore big data loss if that is not logical well perhaps I should give this all away...
Sigh! You are completely missing the point.

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...That tells me straight away that you have your opinion and woe betide the person who even goes close to disagreeing with you...
Classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.
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25 Sep 2014   #13
Arelem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Larger drives come in handy when you have limited case space and don't want a bunch of external drives cluttering up a desk. You can break up the large drive into smaller drives and only takes up 1 slot.
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25 Sep 2014   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

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Larger drives come in handy when you have limited case space and don't want a bunch of external drives cluttering up a desk. You can break up the large drive into smaller drives and only takes up 1 slot.
For most people, there is nothing to be gained by breaking up a data only drive into partitions (note that I said most people).
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25 Sep 2014   #15
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The big problem with breaking up a drive into partitions is that one or more will be too small while others have space to spare. Even experts get this wrong. Folders are better for organizational purposes.

There are exceptions, such as when dual booting multiple operating systems. Create as many partitions as you need, but no more.
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25 Sep 2014   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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The big problem with breaking up a drive into partitions is that one or more will be too small while others have space to spare. Even experts get this wrong. Folders are better for organizational purposes.

There are exceptions, such as when dual booting multiple operating systems. Create as many partitions as you need, but no more.
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25 Sep 2014   #17
Arelem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Larger drives come in handy when you have limited case space and don't want a bunch of external drives cluttering up a desk. You can break up the large drive into smaller drives and only takes up 1 slot.
For most people, there is nothing to be gained by breaking up a data only drive into partitions (note that I said most people).
Personally, I just found it easier to use a drive for one purpose. All my CG/CAD programs are installed on one drive with the files I create, another is games, 3rd is music ripping/capture programs and my mp3s. Its a 3Tb drive split into 3 1Tb partitions. All 3 back up to a Buffalo NAS.
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25 Sep 2014   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Larger drives come in handy when you have limited case space and don't want a bunch of external drives cluttering up a desk. You can break up the large drive into smaller drives and only takes up 1 slot.
For most people, there is nothing to be gained by breaking up a data only drive into partitions (note that I said most people).
Personally, I just found it easier to use a drive for one purpose. All my CG/CAD programs are installed on one drive with the files I create, another is games, 3rd is music ripping/capture programs and my mp3s. Its a 3Tb drive split into 3 1Tb partitions. All 3 back up to a Buffalo NAS.
I'm assuming you're using drive and partition interchangeably in which case, read LMiller7's post about using folders instead of partitions.
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25 Sep 2014   #19
Arelem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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For most people, there is nothing to be gained by breaking up a data only drive into partitions (note that I said most people).
Personally, I just found it easier to use a drive for one purpose. All my CG/CAD programs are installed on one drive with the files I create, another is games, 3rd is music ripping/capture programs and my mp3s. Its a 3Tb drive split into 3 1Tb partitions. All 3 back up to a Buffalo NAS.
I'm assuming you're using drive and partition interchangeably in which case, read LMiller7's post about using folders instead of partitions.
Since the partitions are seen as drives D, G and H by the computer, that's how I refer to them. I also saw the post about folders. I'd rather not dig through a folder tree to get to what I want. If I want a DWG file I created, I click G:, then DWGs.
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25 Sep 2014   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Personally, I just found it easier to use a drive for one purpose. All my CG/CAD programs are installed on one drive with the files I create, another is games, 3rd is music ripping/capture programs and my mp3s. Its a 3Tb drive split into 3 1Tb partitions. All 3 back up to a Buffalo NAS.
I'm assuming you're using drive and partition interchangeably in which case, read LMiller7's post about using folders instead of partitions.
Since the partitions are seen as drives D, G and H by the computer, that's how I refer to them. I also saw the post about folders. I'd rather not dig through a folder tree to get to what I want. If I want a DWG file I created, I click G:, then DWGs.
One additional folder in string is that big a deal? If so, just make a shortcut for your final destination.
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