Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by gonzaga, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. gonzaga macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2003
    New Jersey
    I'm running a G4/350 mhz PowerMac and I have two HDs.
    One HD is a 40 gig seagate on the IDE 1 bus and my second HD is a seagate 36 gig Ultra 3 scsi and connected to my ultra scsi 3 card.

    Its been a while since I partitioned the drives and I was wondering for future reference how would I break up these drives if I was to reformat them.

    If anything I would like to partition like this.

    IDE HD Seagate 40 gig
    1 partition OS
    2 partition Programs
    3 partition Back up
    4 partition Midi Files

    SCSI HD Seagate 36 gig
    1 partition Record
    2 partition Audio Files

    Can anyone help me with this newbie question? :rolleyes:

    I know how to do this in Windows but not Mac. lol

    Please help...thanks:)
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    My suggestion...don't partition.

    Multiple partitions cause more Hard Drive and software problems than simple, solo partitions. It can also cause confusion and a lot of mental problems if you can't keep track of what you need, where, and how you plan to change the partition size. (The only way to do THAT is reformat the Hard Drive with the partition.)

    If you need to create something to put your things in, create a folder, and put the files you want in it. It can be of varied size, and you don't have to wipe out your computer to resize the folder. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    i second that! partitions really cause more problems than they solve. i like to keep everything organized inside of my drive.

    currently, i have three drives:
    1 - Master, OS X 10.2 system, directories, programs
    2 - Music, 50some gigs of mp3s and aacs
    3 - misc. drive that is used for anything that i need to temporarily move a preview of an operating system ;)
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002
    fyi - the "Located" under your avatar is messed up.

    edit: now that i've followed the link, i see it was intentional.

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