1.    11 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro

    New 1TB HDD Partition help

    Hello everyone,

    I need your help in setting up new hard drive. I am using 120 GB samsung ssd with 1 single primary partition in which i have windows 10 installed. I have bought another HDD of 1TB and created 4 partition to store data. After creating partition, i saw 3 primary partition and 1 logical partition.

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    Please check it yourself. I only use ssd for my OS installation and on my HDD, i just want to store data, that's it.

    Please check the screenshot and let me know if these partitions on HDD is ok.

    Thanks a lot
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  2.    12 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10 x64

    It makes little sense to have completely separate partitions for different types of files - just create one partition on your 1TB drive and make individual folders inside
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  3.    12 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,548
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Ubuntu & Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V

    Looks good to me.
    If you use OneDrive too, you could also place it's folder on the HDD too, that's what I did, because I have OneDrive synced between 2 PC's and 2 virtual machines, so data is being deleted and written all the time.
    Option 7 in this tutorial: OneDrive - Unlink in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    I have 3 disks installed(2 SSD's and HDD)
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  4.    12 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    North Carolina
    Posts : 64
    Multiple systems on multiple computer

    looks ok to me. If you do not need more than 4 partitions on the HDD you can make 4 primary partitions. If you want to add another partition beside the 4 you already have, you always can add in the logical partition (gotta reduce the one you have though). Primary partitions are limited to 4, while logical are only limited by the letters of the alphabet AFAIK....
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