Curious partitioning on PackardBell iMedia D2525UK

  griffon56 15:49 PM 08 Sep 11

The hard drive on this desktop is split in half, the first labelled PackardBell C: and the second labelled Data D:. The Win 7 64 bit OS is on the C partition together with a Library containing the usual folders like, Pictures, Music, Documents, Downloads, etc. You'd think they would be on the Data D: partition to protect them in the event of system corruption, but no, you can't transfer the Library to the D partition tho' the system saves by default to it. In effect PB are wasting half of the 500GB hard drive. Anybody got any idea why they've done this?

  interzone55 16:28 PM 08 Sep 11

It's exactly the same on my Asus desktop.

My guess is that it's easier to produce a recovery disc that puts everything in a single partition, and they assume that savvy users will move their user folder to the D: partition then point the library entries at the new location.

Personally I've got all my music and a back-up of my documents folder on the D: partition, with a mirror of this D: partition on a NAS drive

  john bunyan 19:23 PM 08 Sep 11

You can move the "My Documents" to the data drive. Click C:\Users\Yourname\my documents. Click on Properties.In Location tab move to data drive.(Whereyourname is your user name.)

  griffon56 22:30 PM 08 Sep 11

Thanks both for constructive replies, I will do that. The idea of a recovery folder on a separate partition is a good idea but not to create one as big as half the disc capacity to do so.

It sort of looks as tho' PackardBell got the computers as a job lot, re-badged 'em and flogged 'em out cheap before people cottoned on to the unwieldy configuration. Having pursued this thro' Curry's home page there are people all over the country who have bought the things, I wonder how many realise how small their hard drive has been rendered by PB.


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