Partitioning Secondary Internal Drive - Will I Loose my Data??

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  1. JasonGough macrumors regular

    JasonGough

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    #1
    I have 2 internal drives in my power mac, the 1st being for OS X and Apps, the 2nd being for all my audio.

    I am thinking about splitting my massive audio drive into 2 partitions using disk utility.

    Although i can't see any warnings, i'm worried that partitioning a drive with data on will erase the data that is already there.

    Am i wrong to worry? Or will everything get wiped?

    Your help would be great.

    thanx alot!! :)
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No. Yes. :)
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Partitioning is reformatting the drive into more than 1 partition.

    It's a good way to wipe the data if you don't save it first. ;)
     
  4. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    I was about to ask a similar question, glad I searched first.

    I'm about to partition my external (never done it before, looks simple enough), one to clone my pb drive and one for miscellaneous. Doesn't matter that much but I was hoping I'd be able to partition free space in the future without losing data, guess not.

    I do have a question though, for the cloned partition do I make it 74.4GB or 80GB (my pb has an 80GB HD) ? And yes I am aware it's the same size but I'm still a little confused
     
  5. risc macrumors 68030

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  6. fistful macrumors 6502a

    fistful

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