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Why Merge C and D drive? "Can't find benefits to it anywhere..."

I have a 1TB HDD, 558.08GB in (C) Drive and 353.26GB in (D)

A Majority, well actually ALL I have installed is currently in (C), "Games, Music, etc etc etc..." Nothing is really currently in (D). I was debating moving Program Files over to (D), I read its good to balance it out. So upon doing so, I thought "What if I merged it?"

So, Someone please help me on this. Whats the better thing to do? AND why? I need a clear answer as to why people merge C and D in the first place cause I can't find it anywhere online.

Thank you!
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    Getting C: down to under 200GB is useful because then when you have a few $$$ to spend on an upgrade you can move C: to an SSD. The only time C: and D: make sense, is if they are physically separate drives. Partitions on a single drive are only useful if it is because you plan to move a whole drive to different physical media.
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  2. kanewolf said:
    Getting C: down to under 200GB is useful because then when you have a few $$$ to spend on an upgrade you can move C: to an SSD. The only time C: and D: make sense, is if they are physically separate drives. Partitions on a single drive are only useful if it is because you plan to move a whole drive to different physical media.


    So you suggest I merge it all into 1? Then why would a laptop come standard with the C and D splitting the storage?
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  3. I don't know why laptops come with partitioned storage.

    Be careful when you "merge". You can wipe out the partitions and lose data. Backup EVERYTHING before playing with the partitions.
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  4. kanewolf said:
    I don't know why laptops come with partitioned storage.

    Be careful when you "merge". You can wipe out the partitions and lose data. Backup EVERYTHING before playing with the partitions.


    Awesome man, thanks!
    Yea I got everything backed up on 2 hard drives.
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  5. mkusyk91 said:
    kanewolf said:
    Getting C: down to under 200GB is useful because then when you have a few $$$ to spend on an upgrade you can move C: to an SSD. The only time C: and D: make sense, is if they are physically separate drives. Partitions on a single drive are only useful if it is because you plan to move a whole drive to different physical media.


    So you suggest I merge it all into 1? Then why would a laptop come standard with the C and D splitting the storage?


    Most people separate their stuff
    Like system and data
    Games and work ETC
    go to system disc management -> delete D and resize C to full
    Reply to Rdslw
  6. How often do you plan to do your backups onto external media? If everything on within one partition, then, remember, during any restore, the restored data will be the same age as the backup date (date when the backup was made). If much time has passed between last backup and sudden restore, the data will "go back in time".
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