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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kamran9558, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. kamran9558 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,


    I am still waiting for my rmbp order status to change from that ugly "processing" to something else.
    Meanwhile I had a couple of questions regarding the mac OS as this would be my first ever mac after probably 15 years of windows use.
    I am used to creating a primary partition in windows usually C which i only use for the OS and installed programmes only, and creating another drive usually D for saving my photos/music/videos etc. I do this so that I do not lose my data in case of windows crashing or any similar issue or if i need to fresh install the OS i donot have to copy everything again.
    now, my question is do i need to do the same in OSX ? or I would be fine with just one drive, because it pains me when i have to build a computer from scratch.
    How do you guys manage your macs when it comes to disc drives and partitions. I might also be installing windows so i know i will have to create a separate partition for that but my primary concern is managing the OS and data separately.
     
  2. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    I recommend you research one of Apple's greatest OSX apps called Time Machine.

    It is an awesome backup programs that does so much. If you have an external hard drive, this is one of the first things you'll want to setup.

    In terms of separate partitions on the main drive for data protection. IMHO, not a good idea.

    Trust me, you'll love Time Machine.
     

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