Partitioning Mac (Strategies)
Posted on 2009-05-05
I've always been a PC user until I just got fed up and purchased a mac. My new iMac is on it's way! It has a 1TB hd... so plenty of space!
Question 1: When I get my new iMac should I partition the drive or not? (Not sure if the "thinking"/advantages are the same for a Mac, since I'm brand new to this fantastic world.)
Currently: On my PC I have 2 partitions: 1 for OS & programs. 1 for the "data" (pictures, recorded TV, music, documents, etc...) This is so if I have to REINSTALL I only have to mess with the small OS/Programs partition and I don't have to mess with the data partition. (No need to restore media off of backup, etc...) Plus my PC seems to run a little more efficiently when I partition it this way.
Question 2: Should I stay with this same concept with my iMac?
Question 3: Are there any advantages to keeping the media (pictures, recorded TV, music, etc...) in the "default" areas?
Also, I plan on using VMWare Fusion 2 to do my ASP.NET development in XP. I plan on keeping my website files in the VMWare "environment" (unless u suggest otherwise.)
Question 4: Should I create it's own partition just for the VMWare environment(s)? What do you suggest?
Your advice and your PERSONAL STRATEGIES is appreciated! I should get my iMac at the end of the week. I'm sooooo excited!!!!