New computers often come with multiple partitions. While it’s tempting to remove them, there’s a little to be gained. by Leo A. Notenboom https://askleo.com/40562 #askleo #partitions Related Posts Does Having Multiple Partitions Shorten My Hard Disk’s Life? - Hard drives get laid out in fairly complex ways. Second-guessing how your disk heads move as part of a decision whether to use multiple partitions is not really a practical way to save a hard drive from failure. How do I backup multiple partitions? - How you backup partitions depends on your backup software. Most allow you to backup multiple partitions into a single backup image file, but more than likely, you get to choose. Why is My Backup Program Saying There’s Not Enough Space on System Reserved Partitions? - Your computer's system reserved partitions should have nothing to do with backing up (other than needing to be backed up themselves). I'll review what they are, and how a back-up program might be mislead. Do I Need All These Partitions? - Newer machines often come with multiple partitions. While it's tempting to remove them, there's little to be gained.