Partitioning a Hard Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chihiro, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. chihiro macrumors regular

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    hi
    i just bought an external hard drive 500GB/gtech
    do i have to Partitioning the external Hard Drive, for better use or it doesn't matter?

    thank you
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Partitioning the drive creates two volumes that the computer sees. This is useful in certain circumstances.

    What do you mean by "better use"?
    What will you be using the drive for?
     
  3. chihiro thread starter macrumors regular

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    to backup my computer,and make it bootable

    if i partition it on 2 volumes ,for what I can use the second volume,please?

    for what circumstances is useful to partition it,plz?
     
  4. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    you can use it to keep everything organised. And when you use other settings it will be more integrated into mac (when it's mac journaled).
     

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