How do you partition your Machintosh HD?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by applevx, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. applevx macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2009
    Hi, just want to know which way is better for my MBP :)

    1. the default one-partition-disk ( which from Apple's setting )

    2. two partitions, one for system and applications, second for user home folder
    (which I did for my MacBook pro)

    3. more than three partitions

    Anyone has any idea which partition method will bring the best performance as well as better convince (such as reinstall system, backup, etc...) ?

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    #2 is best in case of issue so you can then wipe the system partition and reinstall OS X without losing your data (clean is better than upgrade install). I just have it as one partition, never had a reason to partition it thus I wouldn't even bother about it. You should have a backup anyway
  3. applevx thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2009
  4. Angra-mainju macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2009
    having more than one partition is so windows-like :p The Time Machine = one disk partition ;)

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