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FoxyKaye
Aug 23, 2004, 10:09 AM
I just picked up a new 80GB HD for a system I'm putting together (Blue/White running Panther) and am trying to determine a good partition scheme. I'd like the new HD to have a "System" partition (OS X, applications, home folder, etc...) and a "Working" partition (a scratch disk for temporary files and storage).

Since I mostly do sound processing (limited video), I was thinking of partitioning the new HD for 60GB system/20GB working. Is this sufficient space for a scratch disk? If I decided to buy a DVD writer next year and do more video work, would this allow me enough space to process video? I'm not a sound or video pro, just a hobbiest and occasional DJ. What do folks think, is this the best way to cut up the 80GB drive? I know the optimal solution would be to dedicate a separate drive as a scratch drive instead of just a partition, but this is what I'm working with at the moment...

Thanks!