Mac Pro :: Benefits To Partition Hard Drive?

Feb 16, 2009

It seems as if many people on here use dedicated boot drive with faster read times for applications. I was wondering if partitioning my boot drive would be beneficial in anyway. My boot drive in Bay 1 is a 1TB, it stores everything except my iTunes library, then in Bay 2 I have another 1TB drive that I use CCC weekly to mirror the data from drive 1. If I was to partition the boot drive to use store my applications, and system software and moved all my data (documents, pictures, videos) to the partitioned part of the drive would there be any benefit?


MacBook Pro :: Benefits Of SSD Boot Drive?

Aug 16, 2010

If I replaced the optical drive in a MBP with an SSD and used that as the boot drive, and used the HDD to keep data on would there be a noticeable speed boost. I'm just confused cause if the data is on the HDD, then it wouldn't really matter if I had an SSD cause the machine would still be constantly reading from the slow drive.

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MacBook :: Migrating Contents Of Hard Drive To New One / Hard Drive Has Partition For Bootcamp?

Jul 27, 2009

I have an aluminum unibody macbook from October 2008. I'm looking to upgrade the 160 GB hard drive inside to a 500 GB one I'm considering from Newegg. Would it be possible to migrate/copy/clone the entire contents of my current hard drive to the 500 GB one? I also have a section of my current hard drive partitioned for Bootcamp. Would this affect my ability to transfer everything over?

If this is possible at all, how can I go about doing so? If there are steps laid out somewhere, I'd appreciate a referral. Sorry if my question is a little elementary, but I did a search on these forums and also google and nothing really came up

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Windows On Mac :: How To Partition Hard Drive For XP

Apr 24, 2009

I am installing XP on my mac laptop and am not sure how much space to partition. The laptop's total space is about 235GB with currently 50GB free.

I will only be using Windows for a few specific programs: Autodesk: Toxik, Mudbox, Motionbuilder and Cleaner XL. I probably won't be using the programs too extensively either, I mainly use Maya and I have the OSX version of that.

Based on that info I was hoping to get a rough estimate on how much space I should partition for XP, I don't want to go too low and not be able to install and use everything but at the same time I don't want to put too much space on the XP partition either and end up with wasted space.

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OS X :: Partition Hard Drive Back To 1 Partition?

Jul 30, 2009

I had my hard drive partitioned into 2, where one was mac the other windows xp. I received this macbook as a gift from my sister so i wanted to reformat everything into mac. I popped in the Mac OS x install cd and just installed it. Now there is two hard drives and I am not able to re-partition it where i can bring it back to one again...I was suppose to delete windows first before re-formating my macbook.

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MacBook Pro :: Restoring Hard Drive To 1 Partition

Aug 14, 2009

I have a 2006 Macbook Pro. 2 Ghz and 512 MB. OS 10.5.7. I have a 80 GB internal hard drive. I was messing around with Linux on my Macbook Pro and managed to screw it up. So now my internal hard drive partitioning scheme looks like this: So 46.7 GB is for Mac OSX and there is 26 GB of free space. I would like to add this free space to the OSX partition. Is there any way I can do that?

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OS X :: Partition Hard Drive In Mac 10.4 / Tiger PPC?

Feb 16, 2009

how to partition a hard drive, so I can boot a my Leopard image-file from a separate partition. who has enough patience & time to guide me through to complete this common task. I did the follow things so far to make a separate partition for my disk-image (Leopard Installer):

1. Launched Disk-Utility on Tiger 10.4.11 OS X.
2. Clicked on my hard-drive (149.1 GB).
3. Selected "Partition" in that menu (seen above the Volume Information).
4. Selected "2 Partitions" from the "Volume Scheme drop-down menu".

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MacBook :: Use Hard Drive With Windows And Mac Partition?

Sep 8, 2009

I was thinking of picking up this hard drive Seagate? FreeAgentâ„¢ Desk External USB 2.0 Hard Drive, 1TB (1,000GB)- [URL] I was wondering if I could use it to back up both a windows and a mac partition

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Windows On Mac :: Recover A Hard Drive / Partition?

Jan 23, 2010

Is there a way I can access a laptop drive's contents from the harddrive via USB to USB (similar to Macs' Firewire-firewire) to recover the harddrive? An Asus laptop i'm using doesn't get into Vista and I tried Safe mode but it doesn't work..

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Power Mac :: Trying To Erase And Partition Hard Drive Of G5?

Mar 25, 2012

I can't seem to find any instructions online about how to do this, step by step. Want to make sure all personal data is erased. I'm interested in performing a full format that at the very least zeros out the data on disk.

Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Partition Hard Drive And Run 10.6 On One And 10.4 On Other?

Apr 13, 2012

I have software that only runs under 10.4 on my older Imac. I would like to partition hard drive and run 10.6 on one and 10.4 on the other. Is this possible? Can I get instructions?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Partition hard drive

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Partition Space Lost?

Apr 12, 2012

I have a 17 inch MBP running Lion and Windows 7 with a boot camp partition. My mac side has 500GB of space, and my windows 7 partition has 250GB. Recently I shrunk my disk space on the windows 7 partition by going to Control Panel->searching "partition" and shrinking it, so now my boot camp partition has 132GB. However, I thought that space was going to be moved to my Mac OS X partition, but it didn't. Where is that memory space? It can't be flat out lost, can it? I also tried expanding it back but I can't click that option. I really do not want to lose those 118gigs. I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but I really need it.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Windows On Mac :: How To Move Partition To An Actual Hard Drive

Oct 5, 2010

I have an i7 iMac and I installed Windows 7 on it and was wondering down the road when I move onto a new machine, how to I take that partition with me? For example, I use time machine to back up my Mac files so at any time I'll be ready to start anew, I can I do this for my windows partition? BTW, the partition is 500GB on a 2 TB drive.

I'm hoping there's a way to give the partition it's own hard drive when I get a computer that can handle multiple hard drives.

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Partition Hard Drive With Bootcamp?

May 14, 2009

I had windows in a bootcamp partition for a while, and today, i decided to erase the partition and make a new, bigger one. I erased it just fine, but I can't make another one, it just gives me this error: Verification failed: this disk could not be partitioned. Use disk utility to repair this disk. I went to disk utility and i clicked verify disk (repair disk was not highlighted) and it gave me another error: filesystem verify or repair failed. I also repaired disk permissions with no such luck.

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Intel Mac :: Recover Mac OS X Hard Drive Partition Deleted Data

Mar 9, 2012

I am using mac OS X 10.6, during the time to create a installation disk using disk utility by mistake I have selected my partition drive and after that I couldn't find any data in that drive, how to get it back data.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6)

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MacBook Pro :: Error Filesystem Verification Failed When Trying To Partition Hard Drive

May 26, 2010

I got the this Error while trying to partition my hard drive after deleting my boot camp partition and then trying to make my Macintosh HD the full 250gb... Partition failed with the error: Could not modify partition map because filesystem verification failed. After I got this error I went to the "first aid" tab in disk utility and tried to "repair disk permissions" then try it and got the same error...

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MacBook Pro :: ReFormat Hard Drive Partition - Erase SSD Side?

Aug 14, 2010

I have the Seagate Momentus XT and I have a quick question. If I reformat the Hard Drive portion does that erase the SSD side as well? If not how do I erase the SSD side of it.

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Won't Partition - Wipe Hard Drive?

Jun 17, 2009

I previously had a Windows partition that I created with Boot Camp. I was running out of room and wanting to try out Windows 7, so I deleted it and tried to create a larger one. So far, i have not been able to create a new partition. The error I'm currently getting reads "Verification failed. This disk could not be partitioned. Use Disk Utility to repair this disk." When I do that, I usually get that it needs repairing, I repair it, and then it happens again. I've done the repairing using the Leopard DVD or booting from another hard drive that's bootable. Another error I was getting said there is currently data there that cannot be moved. That errors told me to back up, wipe my hard drive, and do a reinstall. I really don't want to have to do that, and I really don't NEED Windows, but I did recently want to play some games and dug up my old games for Windows.

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Windows On Mac :: Multiple Partitions On USB Hard Drive - Active Partition

Dec 14, 2009

Just a quick rundown of what I'm trying to do here:I have a 1 TB external USB SimpleDrive hard drive that is currently partitioned into three partitions, two formatted with FAT32 and one formatted with HFS+ for Time Machine. I learned how to enable Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard's NTFS read-write capability today and so I no longer need to keep my first two partitions as FAT32 (especially since I have files larger than 4 GB I would like to store on them). I have data on the first FAT32 partition that I would like to transfer to the second FAT32 partition once I have reformatted it as NTFS whereby I will then be able to reformat the first FAT32 partition to NTFS without losing my data.I have nothing important on the second FAT32 partition, but when I opened Disk Management in Administrative Tools in Windows 7, I found that the second FAT32 partition is currently set as the active partition of that volume. When I right-clicked and asked to Format that partition exclusively, I received the following

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Partition Mac Hard Drive If Startup Disk Is Full

May 16, 2012

how do i partition my mac hard drive if my startup disk is full and i have more space

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Windows On Mac :: Remove Partition - Revert Back To Full Hard Drive Space?

Dec 12, 2009

I'm thinking about installing Windows 7 on my hard drive using Bootcamp. I'd like to know if in the future I decide to remove windows, am I able to remove the partition and revert back to the full hard drive space or not?

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Windows On Mac :: Getting Hard Drive Space Back - After Deleting Boot Camp Partition

Dec 27, 2009

I recently got rid of a partition I had made for bootcamp since I never use it, and would rather have the space back. I deleted the partition through disc utility, and then through the partition tab, tried to get back that space by dragging down the tab to restore the space originally set for the partition. When I go to apply this change, it notifies that my hard drive will be re-sized. I accept and then a few minutes later it comes back with the error "Partition failed with the error: Filesystem verify or repair failed" Does anybody know how I can restore this space successfully back into my main hard drive? I've attached some screenshots

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Applications :: Disk Utility - FAT32 Partition With Existing MAC External Hard Drive

Jan 29, 2010

I have a 1/3 full external drive that is currently formatted for MAC OS External.

I want to partition the drive in half and use the 2nd partition for Windows FAT32.

However, when I try to do this with Disk Utility it does not give me the FAT32 option.

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OS X :: How To Partition A Hard Drive

Jun 4, 2009

I'm trying to partition the internal hard drive on an Alu iMac so it also has a small FAT32 formatted portion, the only problem is, when I go to disk utility FAT32 is not an option under the drop down menu for formats. All it lets me do is Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) or something like that if I recall correctly.

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OS X :: How To Un-Partition Hard Drive

Dec 14, 2009

I've just bought a used iMac and for some reason it has 3 partitons but two have nothing on them. I've gone into Disk Utility and deleted those two but now the main Partition is still only showing as having 80GB of free space instead of the 200GB it should have. What can I do?

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OS X :: 1TB Hard Drive - Partition Or Not?

Sep 21, 2010

I'm going to buy an iMac with 1TB hard drive. I'm currently using a MacBook Pro with 320GB hard drive, and I haven't partitioned it yet. Is 1TB too big to be one partition? How do you guys partition your hard drive.

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OS X :: Remove Hard Drive Partition

Feb 4, 2007

I realize this may be a stupid question but here goes... I have recently installed Windows XP with Boot Camp and now realize more than ever how much I hate XP and was wondering if it were possible to remove that partition all together from the hard drive, and I guess have it added back to my Mac OS side. I think i know the answer but just want to be sure.

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OS X :: BootCamp Hard Drive Partition

Jun 21, 2009

As soon as I bought my Mac I created a partition for Windows on Boot Camp. I later realized that I didn't need it, but then it was too late, 30GB of my Hard Drive was already partitioned. Is there a way to revert the process and re-claim my 30GB to use with the Macintosh system?

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OS X :: One Or Two Partition On Internal Hard Drive?

Jul 9, 2009

I have MBP 17", 2,53GHz, hdd is 250GB. I have a lot of music and pictures and quite lot movies. On the other side I have a lot mails. Is it better to make two partitions and keep them separate? What is your suggestion? If I decide to do that, do I need to remove everything from hard drive to make another partition? I never did it before on mac, but I remember that is necessary on windows.

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OS X :: Make More Than 1 Hard Drive Partition?

Jul 23, 2009

When I try to make another partition on my harddrive (I've already made one housing windows XP), the bootcamp utility that my mac came with only gives me the option of removing the current partition. How do I make another one?

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OS X :: Partition External Hard Drive

Nov 25, 2009

if I could partition my external hard drive so one half holds all my Mac OS X data such as Itunes music and the other half hold my Microsoft Windows files.

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OS X :: How To Partition Main Hard Drive

Feb 14, 2010

I would like to partition my main hard drive so I can install another operating system on the other one and then use either, whenever I wish.

I would prefer to do this from my external drive (Time Capsule) but I dont think the Time Capsule allows for partitions.

In Disk Utility, it shows that I have a 931.5 GB Hitachi Main Disk. Underneath that, indented, it reads Macintosh HD.

When I click on the Hitachi Disk line, it shows me the partition tab.

I can figure out how to partition it - which is to simply add and name a partition and click apply. But I would like to know if this process will erase any data from my hard drive. If it does, then it may not be worth partitioning.

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OS X :: Unable To Partition Hard Drive

Jun 30, 2010

I just bought a new Western Digital 750GB laptop drive for my 13" macbook pro. I have a transcend external enclosure, to hook it up as an external via usb, and I had planned on using CCC to clone my existing 250gb to the new drive, and then swapping them.

However, at first plugging the drive in, my MBP didn't see it at all. The lights came on, and the drive sounded like it started... but it didn't appear in disk utility.

I unscrewed it from the enclosure, and then re-attached everything, and the 2nd time around, this time my MBP saw the drive. So it's possible (I guess) that something wasn't fully connected in the enclosure.

My first action was to open disk utility and try to partition the drive. But when I chose the "1 partition" route, I got an error when it attempted to unmount the drive, and wouldn't let me continue. So I then opted to "erase" the drive, and it did that no problem.

Then I did a "verify" on the disk, and it again reported no problem. So just for giggles, I then attempted to "partition" the drive again, and voila, same error.

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Windows On Mac :: Un-partition Hard Drive - Take Windows Completely Off And Restore OS X?

May 16, 2010

I've been able to find ways to reallocate space on my hard drive but what if i want to take windows completely off and restore my hard drive to purely OS X? Is there a way to do that also?

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MacBook :: Partition External Hard Drive

Jul 23, 2008

i have a 320gb external hard drive and was wondering if i could partition it so i could use it just as an external hard drive on one partition, but have time machine on the other partition. i just recently got my frist mac, which is a macbook, and i love it.

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