Partition Formating types..??

By Deviouz
Jan 15, 2007
  1. Im kinda confused on the different types of Partition Formats there are and what type i should be using for my situation..??

    could sumone please tell me in layman terms what the different types are meant for exactly...???


    I presume that Primary is for the OS but...

    whats the best type for using on a MAXTOR 500GB HDD thats just for storing only media: pix, music & Movies..ect..??

    whats the best type for storing & Using VM-Ware Machines on..??
  2. Deviouz

    Deviouz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    anyone answer please..???
  3. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Primary is just a primary partition. Anything can go on it. Dynamic is a special type that is adjustable and can use software RAID. Logical is a partition created on an extended partition.

    Primary should be used for most cases.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    every HD must have one Primary

    every HD must also have one Active partition to enable boot.
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