How to use new SSD and HDD drives most effectively

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Sean Nelson
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Re: How to use new SSD and HDD drives most effectively

kelpdiver wrote:

The April patch release crippled my win10 install rather nicely - couldn't load images from File Explorer and couldn't update at all from the Store. Had to reinstall.

Data separation worked just fine. In spite of the author's claim, you're more likely to get a borked windows install than a failure of your drive and backup.

To be fair to the author of that piece, the one instance in which he (grudgingly) admitted that a separate data partition might be OK would be if you have different backup strategies for your data vs. your OS image.

I keep my data on a separate partition (actually, a separate drive) for that reason, also for the reason you've just mentioned - I don't want Windows hijinx anywhere near my data.  If I have to restore Windows to a previous state I can do so on its own drive without any worries whatsoever about what it will do to my data.

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