I did a search and found some info, but I'd like to get some direct advice. I'm a new mac user (and relatively new to very large hard drives, my PC laptop only has a 30GB hard drive), and a lot of my windows using friends tell my its a good idea to partition my 250GB hard drive. But I don't really have a "guru" mac friend to ask their opinion, so here I am. Is it true that partitioning with macs is pretty much pointless? I don't want something horrible to happen and suddenly lose my entire drive like with what happens with PC's sometimes, but if partitioning the drive won't even be worth doing, then I'll just try and back up my important stuff on my external and leave it at that. I should have just partitioned from the start if I wanted to do that, but unfortunately I waited till now and have already added several applications and a lot of files, so backing it all up and reinstalling OSX is gonna be a hassle. But if it's worth it, I'll do it.