I recently purchased a new Western Digital Passport Drive (my passport essentials SE). It is 1TB and want to store data files in one partition and software applications in another.
Is this wise to do on portable hard drives and is there any advantage? Reason for asking is that I have around 100GB (approx. 120,000 files) for data and 220 GB of applications/ drivers/ software videos (approx. 1,700,000 files).
Also, is this too many files to store on one drive/partition? Some of adobe applications and CAD apps have many files in each folder.
The application partition would be only used to install from, and the Data partition would be accessed frequently.