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Old 07-03-2009, 07:21 AM   #1
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Question large HDD's and multiple partitions question???

am just wondering with HDD's getting so massive in size these days (1TB and 2TB internal drives) if its smarter to split the drive into smaller partitions?

my thinking is that if i have, let's say a 2TB drive and split it up into 4 partitions of 500gig yeah and then......'IF' the drive should fail i won't loose EVERYTHING but only that one partition that failed leaving the other partitions healthy and usable????

does that make any sense and more importantly, is that possible? or if a drive fails, everything is LOST
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Default Re: large HDD's and multiple partitions question???

If a drive fails, every single thing on that drive is lost.

But you can recover it by hiring some professional recovery service which is quite expensive.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:12 AM   #3
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Default Re: large HDD's and multiple partitions question???

thanks, so i guess the point of producing even larger drives is not really making that much sense then. who wants to loose 2TB or even 10TB (if they make drives that size ever) of information

its too bad making smaller partitions can't solve this problem a little bit
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