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    Hello

    I've been thinking a while what partition should be used for data storage. Let's say I want just two partitions on my HDD
    • for OS
    • for data

    Shall I create two primary partitions or one primary and one logical? I don't know why but I've always created one primary and one logical. Are there any arguments to support the idea that logical partitions should be used for data? Or maybe it makes no difference whether I use primary or logical partition for data.

    thx

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    General Re: Primary partition and data storage

    Two primary partitions are fine.
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    General Re: Primary partition and data storage

    Quote Originally Posted by intricate View Post
    Hello

    I've been thinking a while what partition should be used for data storage. Let's say I want just two partitions on my HDD
    • for OS
    • for data

    Shall I create two primary partitions or one primary and one logical? I don't know why but I've always created one primary and one logical. Are there any arguments to support the idea that logical partitions should be used for data? Or maybe it makes no difference whether I use primary or logical partition for data.

    thx
    Primary partition is used for installing OS but you can save data too but in logical you can't install OS suppose in future you want to dual boot your PC having one primary will create problem as topgear mentioned create 2 primary partition.

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