Hard Drive Partition Confusion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MaskedPhantom, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. MaskedPhantom macrumors regular

    MaskedPhantom

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    I have a 1.5 TB external hard drive that I use for Time Machine for my Macbook's drive (one partition) and as storage (another partition). I have it set so that the TM partition will also backup the storage partition as well. Is there any point in doing this, or am I just wasting space? Is it possible for one partition to fail, but not the other one?

    Thank you.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    You're just wasting space. It's certainly possible for one partition to fail, but more likely is that the entire drive will fail. If something is too important to lose, it should already be backed up to another drive.
     
  3. MaskedPhantom thread starter macrumors regular

    MaskedPhantom

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    All right, thank you. Is there a way to change the sizes of the partitions? To add on to my storage drive and take away from the Time Machine one?
     

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