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difference in C: drive and D: drive

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#1 bcondarco


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:53 AM

I was just curious as to why my sister's C: drive and her D: drive have equal amount of memory, roughly 53.5 gigs each. I thought the D: drive was meant for backup? Any help would be appreciated...is this normal? I'm just using my computer as a reference where C: drive has 465 gigs and D: drive has 46.9 gigs. Any ideas?

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#2 Konstantin


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:03 AM

Sizes of drives can be set manually.

Usually, drive C is used for Windows system files and general software, while D: and all the others - for storing files that you don't want to lose if you system crashes.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:13 AM

Partition sizes are strictly a user choice, unless the system has a recovery/restore partition placed there by the vendor.

FWIW: Hard drives don't have memory, they are merely storage containers. As with all storage containers, it's the space available for data/items which is the primary value.



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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:30 AM

Could you please tell us the make and model of this computer?

This is just one hdd with two partitions?

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