HDD Partition Help

Discussion in 'macOS' 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. Kevster89 macrumors regular

    Kevster89

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    I think you are wasting space. I find it unlikely that one partition would fail, while the other one, more or less, "survives."

    Normally either the entire external hard-drive will function or the entire thing will fail.
     
  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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