Partitioning Question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by clipsedsm95, May 31, 2012.

  1. clipsedsm95 macrumors member

    May 17, 2012
    New York
    I have a 1TB as a boot drive. and a 2nd 1TB hard drive for storage, I partitioned that drive in 1/2 500 for just storage and 500 for time machine... If I use both partitions simultaneously will it affect it in any bad way? could it damage any reading or writing being done?


    I know this maybe a silly question for all of you but I've never been able to get all the facts on partitioning so any help would be grateful thanks!
  2. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    It won't physically damage anything to split 1 physical drive into several partitions.

    The only thing that it will 'hurt' is performance when you try to write to both partitions at the same time.

    I say go for it and don't worry.

Share This Page