Random partition on harddrive.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theRAMman, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. theRAMman macrumors regular

    May 6, 2012
    The Moon.
    Someone i know recently found out that they had an extra partition on their macbook pro. Do you guys know what its for and if its nothing special then you do you get rid of it? My only guess is that it could be for time machine to do backups.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    There should be a EFI partition of 209MB, a recovery HD partition of 650MB, then the main partition of whatever the drive size is.

    Run the terminal command "diskutil list" to see the drive layout. Don't go deleting partitions unless you are sure what you are doing... you will wreck things. :)

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