Should I Partition My New Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RawHope, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. RawHope macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2010
    Hello. I'm new here and could use some help. I just bought a 1TB external hard drive to back up my computer. Here's what I'd like to do... 1) I'd like to use part of it for Time Machine backups and also 2) have a full bootable backup of my computer by SuperDuper. I saw someone on Youtube doing this and they partitioned the drive. Do I have to partition it in order to have two separate for the TM backups and one for the SuperDuper backup? Or, should I not partition?

  2. ohkuipo macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    Time Machine eats up a whole partition just for itself, so you'll need more than one.
  3. RawHope thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2010
    Ok, thanks for the advice. I partitioned my drive today!! First time I did that...I feel smart. Ha.
  4. georgegarrigues macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2010
    Yes, TM will keep backing up until the disk (or partition) is full!

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