Resolved More than 2 partitions?

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  1. adonis3k, Jun 28, 2013
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    adonis3k macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I used to have a SSD with 3 partitions on it, which I wanted to re-create. I booted into recovery but when I go to create partitions on the new drive it will only let me create 2 by just splitting the drive. You cannot drag the divider to reduce or increase the size either so not sure what is going on?! :confused:

    any help please

    EDIT:

    it seems to have created 2 partitions but with both my drives SSD + HDD, must be fusion or something Apple have done
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    You cannot use the drop down to select multiple partitions or use the + sign on the bottom?

    My screen print is from my portable disk I use to back up my NAS and main drive.

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  3. adonis3k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, it will not let me create more than 2. I can have one large one (which is my 256GB SSD and OEM 1TB drive) or I can have 2 partitions both "fused" together I believe.

    If you make 2 partitions like below it will grey out the options.

    Not sure WTF is going on or if something Apple has changed in OSX 10.8
     

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    maflynn

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  5. adonis3k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyway to go back to the older way?

    Actually might have to take the drive out and re-do it.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I believe if you split the fusion drive to two physical drives you can then partition as you want.
    Here's an article that details such an operation: How to split up a Fusion Drive

    I haven't done it as I own a rMBP and of course as always make sure you have a current backup before attempting this.
     
  7. adonis3k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha I was just trying that same link.

    Managed to delete the fusion drive now downloading ML :)

    Cheers buddy
     

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