There are really two schools of thought. Some people see no need in partitioning. The opposite camp views partitioning as a valuable tool for organizing, for security, and for overall efficiency. Many of our readers are on the side of partitioning and the following argument will support that position.
One of the best arguments on the side of partitioning was given by Mitch Tulloch, in an article for Microsoft. The three major points on which Mitch bases his argument are:
- Partitioning organizes work
- Partitioning safeguards the data
- Partitioning increases the computer’s performance
The full text of Mitch Tulloch’s discussion can be found in this article: Best practices for partitioning a hard disk.
One of the points that Mitch makes is: “At the end of each month I copy last month’s subfolders archive to CD, label it by date, and put it somewhere safe. That way I have last month’s backup ready if both my hard disks fail from a lightning bolt hitting my office, or my computer is infected with a virus, or a thief steals my computer.” Needless to say, the security programs should be run to make certain that the backup is not infected.
There are numerous benefits of the Acronis Disk Director Suite. For example, it is possible to use it to restore boot records, recover partitions, and so forth. Edward Mendelson, in PC Magazine, said: “Our test system (running Acronis Recovery Expert) worked effortlessly and quickly to find and restore a Linux partition that had been deleted months ago. If you’ve ever lost a partition to buggy or malicious software, this utility alone may be worth the price [of Acronis Disk Director Suite].”
Acronis Disk Director Suite is one of the most popular and well-used partitioning programs. It has won industry recommendations and users’ praise. The many main features can be found here: Disk Management and Partitioning.
The Acronis Disk Management and Partitioning program is easy to use and effective. It supports Windows (NT 4, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista). And, until December 9, 2009, the Acronis people are offering our readers an amazing thirty percent (30%) discount. Use this link for the discount.
This program is a CNET Editors’ Choice Award winner: “A suite of utilities that will keep your hard disk healthy. An excellent set of tools that will allow you to keep your hard disk healthy and organised.” The Acronis Disk Management Suite has had many third party reviews and it has been top rated. Thanks to the Acronis people for the generous offering for our readers.