Partition a new hard drive?

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

  1. jephotog macrumors newbie

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    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 68040

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    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

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    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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