Partitioning 160gb HD on My Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Megaman, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. Megaman macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2006
    Hey everyone, I'm going to partition my Macbook Pro once it arrives but I can't decide how many partitions to make and the amount to allocate each. I'm a graphic designer, and I also plan on doing video editing with FCP 5.1 (which I purchased already). I also plan on using Bootcamp with XP. I know this might be personal preference but I wouldn't mind hearing ideas.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. bentley macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2005
    as I recall BootCamp doesn't like partitioned drives, except it's own.
  3. mleary macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2006
    Why do you want to partition your drive at all?
  4. Megaman thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2006
    I always partition my drives. For example, what if my system files corrupt? I don't have to waste my time trying to figure out the problem, I can just perform a clean install. I can always do that without having to worry about backing up my work files. It happened to me a few times.
  5. Konfabulation macrumors regular


    Oct 9, 2006
    I'm gonna use bootcamp when I get my new MMBP. I'm still in high school, I use OSX for music notation and recording using Sibelius and Cubase etc. But I also need Windows to urn programs I need in classes such as Geograph (GIS Mapping software) and scinece (logger pro data collection). And I'm probably gonna play games in XP, Like BF2142. I'm gonna do a 100/60 split (100 for OSX)
  6. robotrondeluxe macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2006
    I'm going to do a 50/50 split. You might want to give OSX a little more if you will have a lot of music projects stored locally.
  7. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2006
    Instead of partitioning your drive, just buy an external hard drive and back your files with that.....
  8. mleary macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2006
    If your work files corrupt and you are not backing them up where does that get you?
  9. Megaman thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2006
    Your not reading my post correctly. I didn't say my work files get corrupt. I meant my system files.

    Everyone else, thanks. You gave me some ideas.
  10. Alfa-0325 macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2009
    Partitioning 500Gb 7200rpm HD on my MacBook Pro 3.06Ghz

    My MacBook Pro just came in! :D
    I swapped the built-in 5400rpm with a new 500Gb 7200rpm HD.
    I plan to do DESIGN PROJECTS using system MAC 10.6 :apple: and my VIDEO EDITING PROJECTS on WINDOWS XP using Pinnacle Studio 12 may be Adobe Premiere Pro ((in Full HD 1080p))...

    This is how I'm thinking to partition my 500Gb 7200rpm HD (3 partitions):
    Partition #1: 200gb for MAC OS 10.6 :apple: (all my Graphic softwares n projects)
    Partition #2: 100gb for WINDOWS XP Professional (VIDEO Software)
    Partition #3: 200gb for VIDEO Files (can I call this "DEDICATED HD?")

    Pinnacle Studio and Premier Pro requires a dedicated HD at 7200rpm for Full HD video editing.

    #1- Can a partitioned HD be considered a DEDICATED HD?
    #2- Is it better I do 2 PARTITIONS: one for MAC 10.6 and one for WINDOWS XP and buy an external/firewire DEDICATED HD for video? Please Let me know ASAP.

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