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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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A Partition is a component of a hard disk, they are needed when formatting a hard disk as you have to tell the computer how many partitions you wish to use, then the computer will refer to each partition as an individual disk. This is useful if you want to have several operating systems running on your computer. Another use is that many partitions can actually help to free up memory as they take up less space than a large cluster.