Advantages/Disadvantages of Partitioning a Drive
Ever since I can remember owning a 50+ GB HDD (and knowing other people own them too), I've noticed a trend of making a smaller partition, typically
SYSTEM c:\ for the OS, and
DATA d:\ for the personal data, such as music and films. Is this simply a matter of aesthetics and taste or is there a real performance advantage in having the hard drive partitioned in this, or any other way?