Since hard drives are so large now, I tend to give them multiple partitions and use 1 Drive to backup multiple computers. For some reason I have this idea that the more partitions on a drive the more there is a risk of losing data or corrupting the HDD. So is it ok to have 6-8 partitions on a single drive? Or is there a downside to it. Seriously, 4TB is so much for the average user. Most people will do with a browser, Microsoft Office, and maybe 20GB of media.