if the whole Drive fails? Whether two separate disks or 2 partitions on one disk, if you only have one copy of those documents and other personal files and that disk fails, then you have lost everything.
I am not particularly into moving My Documents, but if it is on a separate partition I can almost see the benefit if the OS needs reinstalling on the primary drive. However, since a reinstall also creates a My Documents set of folders for each account created, you may find mismatches if you try to point the new account at the old My Documents folders.
But the easiest and safest way to do this is to "take backup copies" of all your personal files. That way, it doesn't matter where the originals are.
I hired a new IT guy who is telling me not to save my data in My Documents on the C drive. Instead, he says I should put it on the D Drive so that it can be recovered if ever my computer needs to be re-formatted. Is this true? It is the first time I hear this. If I have the option, I prefer to keep my D for large photo and video files.
Tech info: I have a HP Pavillion dv600 laptop with the hard drive partitioned into C: and D:
Thanks in advance for your advice!