Partitions are only good for multiple OS's
I have four 300gb Seagate drives in my main desktop. The primary drive (which will be changed to a pair of 10k Raptors running in RAID0 for my new rig) has only one partition, since I'm running only XP Pro on it.
To me, multiple partitions are useless on today's computers with NTFS and readily available defragmenting tools (just please don't make me use the pitiful defrag util built into windows).
Using one partition for downloads, another for music, another for video, etc, will only lead to one partition filling up, and then you have to restructure the entire drive to fix things. Why not just use folders instead?
Running multiple operating systems does merit (and require) separate partitions. But for the average home user running only Windows, I can't see another good reason to split up one physical drive into multiple logical drive partitions.
If you really want to split stuff up, go buy another hard drive. You'll need the space eventually, and they're always getting larger and less expensive.
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