Partition Again

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QBA

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Hi

Another question about partition :)

I don't know a lot on how a hard drive could stop from working, but I have heard it happens, so I'm assuming that this is one of the ways it could happen. A 10% of my hard drive could fail and my whole hard drive will stop from working, So I wonder that if I have multiples partitions on it, The files in the partitions that are out of the reach of this 10% corrupted area will have a better chance on being recuperate it, than if on the other hand I have the same hard drive without multiples partitions and 10% of it fail, I will have less chances of recuperating anything on it.

I know this maybe doesn't make any sense at all, since maybe this is not even the way, hard drives could stop from working, because it could be that when a hard drive dies, everything in there will be lost not matter how many partitions I have on it, but I have partitions on my hard drive and I want to make sure I know all it’s benefits before I get rid of them.

So having a multiples partitions on my HD make it any safer if my hard drive just fail or if an area is corrupted?

Thanks

Alex
 
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Assuming the bad spots are all located in one partition then, yes, you have an advantage that other partitions should be safe. However, I find it unlikely that only one partition would form bad sectors, etc without the others doing so also. Generally, if you start noticing physical HD errors, it's time for a new drive. But, then again, the chance for recovering data is greater with multiple partitions (though maybe not alot).
Does that even make sense? I feel like I'm rambling!
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QBA

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Angel you are making a lot of sense thanks :)

Now my question to you is, How did you understand my rambling question above? :)

take care

Alex
 
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