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beb850
Should I partition my internal hard drive on Mac Book Pro?
on Jul 14, 2007 at 11:13:53 pm

When should you partition a hard drive. Is there any particular reason? I like the idea because it keeps the hard drive organized. I can use one partition for the Applications and the other for my FCP files.

Does anyone know when you should partition a drive? Or is it just personal preference.

Thanks for your responses.

Beau



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GranitW
Re: Should I partition my internal hard drive on Mac Book Pro?
on Jul 15, 2007 at 2:13:08 am

You normally do it for personal preferences. I partition so that I can use unstable/Beta OSes with out effect my normal one.

I also partition for a backup database.

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eyecamiam
Re: Should I partition my internal hard drive on Mac Book Pro?
on Jul 19, 2007 at 4:08:44 am

It's best to have media files on a different hard drive not a different partition. What a different partition is good for is to have a different operating system and apps. So, for example, if you have an old version of FCP that also needs an old version of OS X or even 9 and an old version of QT you can set up a partition for just that. But the media files belong on an external drive if there is no room for an extra internal one.

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Jean Smith
Re: Should I partition my internal hard drive on Mac Book Pro?
on Sep 26, 2010 at 7:45:30 am

So, get further information, read the detail article first--Guidelines on how to partition a hard drive by Creating, Deleting, Formatting and Resizing Partition.
Then, you will find a highly-efficient, easy-to-use and multifunction partition manager software to partition your hard drive, I promise, and this tool has free version, go and experience its advantages.

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