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The Benefits of Partitioning Your Hard Drive

Partitioning Your Hard Drive

What Is The Hard Drive Partitioning?

Partitioning can be a smart option for home computer users. When you partition, it means that critical data used by the computer will not be stored on the same drive, i.e. the C drive. There are several advantages to this, but the best reason to do it is that it means you won’t lose all your data in one go. With a partition in place, even if a hacker gains access to the partition index file and finds out where important data is stored, it will not be possible for them to access the file if the drive has been partitioned.

The computer can’t boot from that drive, even when a recovery disk is used, so this means that the data cannot be accessed. The computer treats the partitions as separate entities, which means that keeping the apps and system in a partition closed off from the data is safer. A recovery disk does not usually include a computer system or apps, so it takes less time to secure important data.

Partitioning Hard Drive In An Emergency

Partitioning is very useful in an emergency – it means that if the computer suddenly crashes, it may still be possible to salvage the data. You will just need some diagnostic tools and a bootable operating system. So by doing this you can save the data and retrieve it easily. It can often improve the speed of access. It may also prove to be a much cheaper option than having a computer expert recover your sensitive data.

Some computer manufacturers, like Lenovo, include an emergency drive inside their computers which means that PC users can back up and save their data more easily. It is also easy to create an emergency partition, even if your computer does not already have one.

If you want to use Linux on your computer, and you have a Windows operating system, using Linux won’t be possible unless the drive is partitioned first. Even so, you still need to create a dual-boot drive so that you can use Linux while running Windows on the device. You must make sure you partition your drive first if you are going to do this – the two drives will not be able to co-exist; they would clash. You also need a dual bootable drive for easing into Windows 8.

The great thing about having a bootable drive to hand like this is that it may save you a costly data recovery job.

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