Just got my Mercury Elite-Al Pro...how do I Partition?

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  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    I think i should of asked this before I went ahead and started to back up my mac using time machine. It's backing up as I post.

    Question, how do I partition it so that I can have music, video, applications each on their respective partition?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Launch Disk Utility, click Help and type "partition". The first entry shows you how.
     
  3. ethical macrumors 68000

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    You're going to need to stop the backup... or you'll end up wasting loads of time waiting for it to finish, only to write over it again.
     
  4. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks just stopped it and it was not even half way done...
     
  5. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It does show me how but the instructions don't help. It says choose the disk in disk utility then click on partition. There is not partition option in the disk I chose (ME pro).
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you click here, you won't see the Partition option:
    Picture 2.jpg
    You have to click here:
    Picture 3.jpg
     
  7. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks!

    Another question that I have is, can I create a partition just for my macbook? I am backing up both my iMac and my macbook. Can I create a partition for my macbook?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can create whatever partitions you like.
     
  9. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok, but how do I know the GBs for each? For instance, how do i know the right Gbs for music, etc, etc.?
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Only you know how much stuff you have and how much space you need to allocate for it.
     

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