Should external HDD be primary or logical?

By georgetok
May 30, 2011
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  1. Just bought a 2 TB Seagate GoFlex HDD to store data & video Files.

    It shows single Primary Partition.

    Should I keep it as it is Primary OR do I need to make it Logical ?

    Also should it be made active if it is kept as Primary ?

    What if I want to make 3 Partitions, again just to separate data files & video Files ?

    How then should they be made ? All Primary or one Primary & other 2 Logical OR entirely different ?

  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,150   +597

    every HD needs at least ONE primary :)
  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Really no need to make separate partitions to manage your content type. Why not just use folders to accomplish the same thing. I also recently purchased a 2TB GoFlex with the USB 3.0 interface, pretty quick for a USB external drive.

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