Partitioning 320gb drive in macbook - recommendations.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MML, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. MML macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2009
    Hi guys

    I recently put a 320gb drive into my macbook and partitioned it into 3 drives one for the OS, one for apps and one for data, eg photos, music etc. Is this necessary? It's what i do on windows based pc's but not sure whether i need to do this on the MAc in quite thae same way.

    Does anybody have any recomendations for partitionig this drive, i don't intend runnig bootcamp or similar, just snow leopard.

  2. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    My recommendation is you just have the disk as one big volume, there is no real advantage in partitioning it, and plenty of things that might cause you hassle if you do it.
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I agree with Porco here. Partitioning the drive is not worth it on Mac OS X, and makes using Boot Camp impossible.

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