I received a 1TB hard drive that had a single 1TB partition. Because we do not need partitions on the drive (and I disliked using the path
/dev/sdc1 instead of
/dev/sdc), I went to
fdisk, deleted the partition and created the filesystem on the device.
Now, on 2nd thought, does this even matter? Are there any technical reasons to do this or not to do this? Genuinely curious here.
I'm primarily focused on the *nix server side but if it differs between OS'es and applications, I'd be interested in knowing how.