what is the recommended standard for partitioning an 80GB Hard Disk Drive?
Posted on 2010-11-28
In the process of repairing and upgrading a Compaq Presario SR2011WM desktop pc, I noticed the 80GB hard disk drive as two partitions, a c drive partitioned at 66.4GB (NTFS) and a d drive partition at 8GB (FAT32) which leads a question in my mind. I have always thought that the "smaller" partition, generally, c:, should have enough space to install the OS on it only, thus, leaving the "larger" partition, generally, d:, for installing applications and saving end user files like mp3's jpgs, mini movie clips, etc. However, I stand to be corrected on that point.
At any rate, if someone could help shed some insights to this question, it will be greatly appreciated.