I have seen that is rare in the Mac community to define a secondary partition on disk to hold the HOME DIRECTORY leaving a partition for the operating system only. I would like to know your opinion on the matter of having a partition for the HOME DIRECTORY as in my case it brought many benefits to me like every time you need to try a new installation of Mac OS from scratch, you must format the partition, which involves obtaining a prior backup of the entire contents of the HOME DIRECTORY for later recall. This is not necessary if the HOME DIRECTORY has its own partition. So do the SETTINGS are also conserved. What do you think about it?, Do any of you use a separate partition for your Home Directory?