New mac pro 2.8 here. Just got from owc 4 new hard drives and 8 gigs of ram. I will be using the WD 640 aaaks as my boot drive, along with 3 other samsung f1s. This is my first time doing it and I will take it step by step, so for now I am concerned with partitioning my boot drive. I have read instructions on how to do it, but I am looking for help from some seasoned vets as to how I should partition my boot drive to maximize everything. I will be using this computer to record music with logic pro (I am using the apogee duet with keyboard and guitars), soundtracking, video editing with final cut, a lot of photoshop and aperture work, and then the usual web surfing and frolicking about macrumors.com. I will have thousands of photos and music files. I have read about people partitioning their boot drive to the point where they have a partition just for the internet. Is this too much? Does it actually make a difference? Can anyone enlighten me on the theory of partitioning my boot drive? Are there certain things I must do to each individual partition? And one more question, once I partition it is there no going back without purchasing software to do so? I really would like to just do this once, and do it in a way that will benefit the performance of the drive and computer. Knowing what I would like to above, what would be ok to store on my boot drive besides apps, if anything? Should I dedicate a partition for scratch on my boot drive, if at all, or on a different drive? There are a lot of things that I have no yet been able to understand and will come to in the near future, so I hope someone can give me some good advice for the time being so I don't F this up now. Thanks for your help.