I’ve been partitioning my hard drives ever since storage capacities reached the 80gb level. I think there is a lot of practical wisdom in partitioning a drive and segregating system files from data files and programs because when the system files get corrupted you won’t have to worry about any of your data getting affected. All you need to do is just reformat your System partition, reinstall your OS and you’re good to go again.
I recently read an article though that partitioning is not that important anymore and is actually counterproductive because it fragments virtual memory, which ultimately slows down the computer.
I’d love to hear what your thoughts are about this topic. Do you partition your hard drives? And what are your reasons for doing so?