hey powerusers, question.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by technocoy, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. technocoy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    being a mac veteran i have always ran a partition on my main drive. one for system, one as scratch, and one as a work/misc drive (for files only).

    mainly because of fragmentation and if my system partition went bad i could usually mount my work drive to pull any files.

    that being said, the longer i use os x the more i like the way the home folder operates, and think it would be easier to just use a single partition for system (with a work folder in my home folder) and do a 3gig scratch disk partition.

    I am on a 1ghz superdrive Ti powerbook.

    have any of you other graphics professionals/heavy users done this transition, or do you still think it wise to keep the partition.

    now since i have a scheduled back-up to firewire drive, i feel it may actually be more convenient to have all my files on one disc...

    thanks for any input!

  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    my setup

    I personally just have my disk partitioned off as two drives, one with OS 9 and the other with OS X. The only reason why I do it is because I have a back up, if OS X goes down for some unknown reason, I can boot 9 and retrieve my stuff from that partition.

    On the other hand, I have so much stuff that I have another HD in my Mac that I use for storing files so to keep my boot partitions for programs and documents that I'm currently working on. Movies, photos, and software backups (dmg images) are all on my other hard drive. I don't do full back ups of my boot hard drive because I can just as easily install the OS fresh and put the software I want back on in less than a few hours. And I have never had to do a fresh install due to a loss of an OS, only do it when I want to do spring cleaning and don’t want to go searching for what I want to delete.

    For you, if you have a back up to another hard drive, then putting everything on one disk is no problem. If something goes wrong, you can pull the last disk image, and get back to work.
  3. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    os x automatically defragments.

    i think you'd be better off with setting up a raid. but thats just me.
  4. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    how do you syncronize backups anyhow?

    EDIT: oops read scheduled as synchronized

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