QUOTE(Jinata @ Jan 13 2009, 09:22 PM) [snapback]4084250[/snapback]
The interface between 2 partitions is no different from having multiple hard drives. The computer will treat either option the same.
That is the whole point of partitioning.
are you suggesting i can run raid by partition a hdd? and expect it to work like i have multiple drive? that aint gonna happen.
but its really not the issue here if partitioning is the same as multiple hdd or not, there are other things to worry about.
when you partition a hdd, data get written to the partition table. on unstalling you can mess up the partition table wiping the data on your hdd, then you have the boot manager potentially leaving some junks.
heck a buggy beta version of windows running on the same hdd might crash and trash the partition table, etc, etc. something ill not risk on my workstation.
as i type, i can run vista x64 or win 7 x64 beta by selecting to boot priority of the hdd. nothing changed on my work hdd.
but i mean thats just me, if you dont mind risking your data because you want to piss around with an untested os then thats your choice, its not for me, ill rather not install it at the first place.