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sreeraj.datasoft

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Advantages of disk Partitioning
« on: September 01, 2013, 10:53:44 PM »
1.Separation of the operating system (OS) and program files from user files. This allows image backups (or clones) to be made of only the operating system and installed software.
2.Having a separate area for operating system virtual memory swapping/paging.
3.Keeping frequently used programs and data near each other.
4.Having cache and log files separate from other files. These can change size dynamically and rapidly, potentially making a file system full.
5.Use of multi-boot setups, which allow users to have more than one operating system on a single computer. For example, one could install Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows or other operating systems on different partitions of the same HDD and have a choice of booting into any compatible operating system at power-up.
6.Protecting or isolating files, to make it easier to recover a corrupted file system or operating system installation. If one partition is corrupted, other file systems may not be affected.
7.Raising overall computer performance on systems where smaller file systems are more efficient. For instance, large HDDs with only one NTFS file system typically have a very large sequentially accessed Master File Table (MFT) and it generally takes more time to read this MFT than the smaller MFTs of smaller partitions.
8.Partitioning for significantly less than the full size available when disk space is not needed can reduce the time for diagnostic tools such as checkdisk to run or for full image backups to run.

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Re: Advantages of disk Partitioning
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 11:31:18 AM »
hello,

Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive (HDD) into multiple logical storage units referred to as partitions, to treat one physical disk drive as if it were multiple disks, so that different filesystems can be used on each partition.



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Re: Advantages of disk Partitioning
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 09:03:37 AM »
Hi,

What is disk partitioning and what are the advantages to carry out this ?

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Re: Advantages of disk Partitioning
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 09:05:41 AM »
Hello,

Disk partitioning is dividing your hard disk into several partitions.
By disk partitioning, you can have more than one operating system in your computer. For example, on a 160GB hard disk, you can easily run Windows, Mac and one or more Linux distributions together!

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