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    Partitioning a new Hard Drive

    Hello. I've aquired a new 250 gig Hard Drive and the software that comes with it says I can divide it up into partitions but doesn't really explain why. I'm just wondering what the benefits are over just 1 big drive and whether to do it or not because it can't be changed without losing everything. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leanne
    Hello. I've aquired a new 250 gig Hard Drive and the software that comes with it says I can divide it up into partitions but doesn't really explain why. I'm just wondering what the benefits are over just 1 big drive and whether to do it or not because it can't be changed without losing everything. Thanks.

    Here's why & how : OS Set Up Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Leanne
    ...... because it can't be changed without losing everything. Thanks.
    Yes it can, Partion Magic 8 is your friend.

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