In the past I have been fairly competent in managing partitions, (bad experiences have taught me well!!). As itâ€™s been a few years since building a pc etcâ€¦ I need a bit of advice on a laptop upgrade.
My current Acer Laptop has an 80gb HDD split into 3 partitions,
8GB EISA partition with no letter (recovery drive)
33GB C Drive or Primary partition
33GB D Drive
Iâ€™m going to upgrade this to a 320gb drive, and have got an external USB connector to access the new drive for cloning etcâ€¦
I am intending to split the partitions with an aim to keeping the recovery drive (just in case) so the theory is 1x EISA partition 8GB and 2 x partitions of 150GB or there abouts.
So now for the questions I suppose,
Is this the best way to split the drive?
Would I do the partitioning prior to cloning?
Is cloning the best way to do it?