2 partitions os and storage make iMac faster?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brendu, May 23, 2009.

  1. brendu macrumors 68020

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    hey im experienced with everything mac but this just came to me today and i dont know the answer. Would an al-iMac run faster if i partitioned the 320gig HDD so that OSX was loaded on like 50 gigs and then i used the rest as a seperate partition where i store all my media. Would this keep the main osx partition snappier?
     
  2. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    On which partition would you store your library files? Wouldn't they have to be on your OS partition, and then you would have to leave room for them to grow. I think you could slow it down by doing it that way, but thats just my guess. Honestly, I think it would cause more problems that it would help in any speed type way.
     
  3. brendu thread starter macrumors 68020

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    good thoughts, thanks... not gonna waste my time, the comp is plenty fast already.
     
  4. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    I think it is a good idea. My IT department gave me a Dell XPS desktop a few years a go to take home and they split the hard drive into three partitions. One was Windows. The next was where I would install new programs and the third is just simply titled "data". It knows where to put the files such as when I install a program, it auto puts it on the second partition. They suggested that I do this and I kind of like it better.

    Don't know if that helps.
     

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