Partitions on 500GB Laptop

I'm installing a 500GB disk in a laptop for resale.

Does anyone have any advise on a good partitioning strategy for the average user of a 500GB drive?

Thanks much.

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Nenad RajsicCommented:
with such a large hard drive you should allocate at least 70GB for OS and then make 2 partitions for whatever. My OS partition is 60GB and I have only 7GB free on that drive (heavy user I know:) and that does not include any media. On the other hand seeing that you’ll be selling it really doesn’t matter how much and where as long as it works
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I have three 500GB drives in my machine. My recommendation is to give 50GB for OS and partition the rest into two 200GB partitions for data and media.
In any case separate OS partition from data.
50 GB for OS the rest for data
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
You can use 50GB for OS, 200 or 300GB for data and the rest for backup storage. Sure you need to double the backup to external HDD too.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Don't partition it.

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You're reselling it.  MOST drives in most systems don't come partitioned.  You should be including the media, so don't partition it and if the new owner wants something different, they can partition it themselves.
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