Partition Hard Drive?

Stay Puft

Active Member
Rebuilding my HTPC instead of using a NAS.

Currently have four or five 2TB hard drives - some partitioned into two where I store each category of media, IE, Films, TV Series, Documentaries, Kids TV, Christmas... whatever else.
Looks pretty neat when I open Explorer as each hard drive is there so I can quickly navigate around when adding content or upgrading it.

New HTPC will have a single 10TB hard drive in it.
Should I partition this or keep it as one drive and have folders within that?
Downside is it won't be as neat and needs extra clicks to get to places but I want to make sure I'm doing the right thing. There would be perhaps 5 or 6 partitions, maybe more (but limited to 8 or 10).


Well-known Member
I never use partitions, never have for storage. All you’re doing is limiting folder storage size. Just use the full capacity of the disk. Others may have an opposite opinion for technical (?) reasons but never been an issue for me.


Distinguished Member
Just one big partition and use folders.

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