Should I partition my SSD drive?

Episode 1009 (42:33)

Louis from Phoenix, AZ

Louis has a new laptop and wants to know if he should partition the hard drive to make a separate drive for data and a separate drive for the OS. Leo says that's a good idea because if he needs to reinstall Windows, he can nuke the partition that has the OS without bothering the data drive at all. Fragmentation tends to happen more on data drives than the OS drive also. Fragmentation doesn't happen at all on an SSD drive, though.

Louis also adds that while security systems are great, they have an achilles heal in that they rely on phone lines that can be cut, killing the monitoring. This is why it's beneficial to also have Wireless monitoring through a cell tower. Leo says that's what they have at Brickhouse Studios for TWiT.