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Nov 8, 2010

I have had a seagate hybrid for a semester of school. I recently open disk utility to realize there's a big chunk of the hard drive allocated as "free space."I never partitioned the drive yet in utility it show's the drive as 2 partitions. is this normal?.

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MacBook Pro :: Two Partitions On Seagate Momentus XT

Nov 8, 2010

I have had a seagate hybrid for a semester of school. I recently open disk utility to realize there's a big chunk of the hard drive allocated as "free space." I never partitioned the drive yet in utility it show's the drive as 2 partitions. Is this normal?

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