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Andy LancasterPartitioning Advice
by on Dec 31, 2007 at 5:42:39 pm

I have Dual 2.566 GHz Mac Pro. I bought a 750g internal SATA drive. Should I partition it?


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Zane BarkerRe: Partitioning Advice
by on Jan 1, 2008 at 12:33:08 am

[Andy Lancaster] "Should I partition it?"

Why not just add additional drives?
Why would you want to partition it? I don't see any potential advantages to it.

Happy Editing To You!!


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Chris MackenzieRe: Partitioning Advice
by on Jan 1, 2008 at 7:10:06 pm

You might want to partition it if you want to put an emergency boot on there, or a place to play/test different systems (~20GB). The only other reason I can think of is for backups. If you are running 10.5 you could setup a time machine backup that is constrained to a certain size. If the drive is just for additional storage I'd leave it as one partition.

Aloha,

-Chris


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Zane BarkerRe: Partitioning Advice
by on Jan 2, 2008 at 6:14:56 am

[Chris Mackenzie] "The only other reason I can think of is for backups"

Its not a real back up if it just on another partition on the same hard drive. If the drive dies then your originals and your backup is gone. You want backups on a completely separate drive.

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Chris MackenzieRe: Partitioning Advice
by on Jan 2, 2008 at 6:37:00 am

Yes, very good point.

I meant for a backup of the other drive, not what is on the new drive.

Aloha,

-Chris


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