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Why should I split these directories across multiple partitions? Performance? Security maybe?

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    Note that none of those reasons is mandatory or particularly significant in many contexts, and there is one significant disadvantage (you can't use space dynamically that way), so if you want to put everything on one partition, go right ahead. – goldilocks Apr 28 '14 at 10:19
  • The more usual terminology is that you partition drives and possible mount a partition on a specific directory. You certainly do not partition folders (if by that you mean directories). – Anthon Apr 28 '14 at 10:20

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