Just bought a new Win 10 PC with:
Is it a good idea to have the Recovery Partition on SSD in view of, I hear, SSD are more prone to faults and could last shorter? If the Recovery Partition were on HDD and the SSD failed you could just replace the SSD & recover, couldn't you?
- 256 GB SSD with C: Windows partition, D: Recovery Partition
- 2 TB HDD with E: data disk
More chance of a mechanical drive going wrong than a SSD, just think of that disc spinning at high speed and that little head flying around the surface 19 to a dozen. i had a drive not so long ago that had windows 10 on fall apart, a loud crunch, bang and that was the end of it and there was a bulge in the top of the case.
Most commercially built computers have some sort of backup system to make rescue disks or in this day and age a rescue usb memory thing.
I suggest you use it, computer manufactures charge a fair bit for replacements.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 8 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro and Linux , laptop by Linux