Inside the Windows area, One of the situations that were experienced years ago and that in many cases has not evolved is the creation of a partition for data, something that was totally necessary in an operating system such as Windows XP that barely had recovery options, but that We question today with Windows 10.
But as the final decision of how to work with the hard drive is every user, today we will leave a list of options in favor and another against, so that everyone can draw their own conclusions.
- Greater data organization
- When using a single partition for our data, all of them will be hosted in the directory tree that we create, without having to resort to those that Windows almost imposes on us, that is, Documents, Images, Videos, Downloads, etc.
- Greater ease for backups
- If we have all the data in a single point, making a backup of them will be much simpler and we will not forget to include anything.
- Greater security in case of catstrofe
- If our system is completely collapsed, corrupt or unrecoverable, the data will not be affected.
- Better multi-user access
- If we are interested in that different users who access our team have the possibility to work against our data, it is best to host them in a partition, since if we leave them within our user profile they will not have access permission.
- Higher hard drive consumption
- Partitioning the disk ensures that we do not end up taking advantage of 100% of both partitions, for example, if we have a 200 GB system partition and another of the same size data, we will be limited to storing data up to a total of 200 GB, but if only we have a partition to that size we must add the space that is free in the other partition after the installation of the operating system, thus achieving a increase in storage size.
- Less privacy of our data
- If we do not want our data to be accessible to other users that validate in our team, leaving the data in our user profile is the best option, since if we do it in an independent partition they can access without problems.
- Improved system recovery options
- Except for an impressive catastrophe, Windows 10 already has very good tools to recover the system from virtually any situation, reinstall it without losing data and more options that will not jeopardize our information.
- Standardization at the highest level
- Backup applications and all kinds work on Microsoft standards, and the standardization of the same indicates that each user has a place to host their data, a place that is within their user profile in the C: unit.
As you can see, we have as many opinions in favor as against, so that each user should assess where they are, what information they host, what they think is more convenient and apply that logic to their partitions.
. (tagsToTranslate) Data (t) Partitions (t) Windows 10