How do you partition your drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacBH928, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    Hello there,

    I was wondering whats the best way to partition my hard-drive to avoid losing my data?
    is it better to split the drive into 2 partition, 1 for the OS and the other to store files, and backup the OS partition

    or shall I keep them all on 1 partition(500GB) and make a backup drive of that hard-drive?

    I have a lot of 250GB and 320GB drives, but no 500G external for backups
  2. Mr. McMac Suspended

    Mr. McMac

    Dec 21, 2009
    Far away from liberals
    I recently installed a 320 GB HD in my mac mini and created a 200 GB partition for my data just in case I have to reinstall the OS at some point. I use an external 1 TB HD for Time Machine.
  3. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    If you're referring to the internal HD, there's no logic in partitioning this for backup purposes. The only place to locate a backup is on an external drive.

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