Partition a new hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jephotog, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. jephotog macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2014
    New to Macintosh and just got a MBR 15.

    In the past few years of PC I have usually broken my hard drive into a C: drive for my OS and a D: drive for my data.

    Is this recommended for a Mac? Also I would like to set the computer to use boot camp to run windows 7 for some software I have that I still want to use that is only PC compatible.

    Is there a way to configure a new Mac hard drive? I have a 512 GB SSD.
  2. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    There really is no reason to separate the OS and data into separate partitions. It only adds unnecessary complexity. I think the argument in Windows was that it made it easier to reinstall the OS, which isn't needed on a Mac and even if you do it your data remains unaffected.

    As for the Windows stuff, I recommend a virtual solution like Parallels. If you do go with BootCamp, the partitioning will be taken care of automatically by the software.
  3. jephotog thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2014
    Thanks Chabig,
    Exactly why I did it in windows. I made things overly complicated there. Looking forward to a better run system here.

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