Easy Partition Manager question
by Disneyfan - 5/15/12 6:39 AM
I'm helping a friend setup a brand new Samsung laptop. Upon first boot, it presents a panel for Easy Partition Manager suggesting that the drive be partitioned into a C: and D: so that data can be stored in a "safer" location than the operating system. It wants to split the drive into two partitions as a default, let you adjust the size of the partitions, or just use the drive as one partition.
Is there really any benefit to splitting the drive? There is some safety in that if the OS gets corrupted it could make recovery a bit easier but if the drive itself goes bad it wouldn't matter anyway. Would splitting it affect performance? Also, when installing apps that default to saving files on C:, would they have to manually be changed to point their saves to the D: partition?
Would appreciate any thoughts on this.