Partitioning Question

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

  1. clipsedsm95 macrumors member

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    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?

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    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

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    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.
     

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