Partitions may be hidden for good reasons. Here’s how to peek inside.
Multiple partitions can be useful at times. I’ll show you how to create a new partition by “splitting” an existing C: partition.
Transferring to a replacement drive needn’t be difficult. In fact, prepping for a transfer can be as simple as a side effect of backing up regularly.
Partitioning, or splitting a single physical hard drive into multiple logical drives, has pros and cons. I’ll look at those, and make a recommendation.
Chances are that you have a basic disk, and don’t need the functionality offered by dynamic disk support. Even if that functionality actually is kind of cool.
You can put whatever you want on your new computer; it’s just a matter of transferring the data and organizing it!
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 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.
Unallocated space as a hard disk partition is space that won’t be used. I’ll look at the two common ways to make unallocated space usable.