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Partitioning Scheme for Snow Leopard, Apps, Docs

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Recently purchase a Seagate 3TB and want to setup a best case usage on my recently purchased Mac Pro (Early 2008) Dual Quad Core 3GHz Intel Xeon.

 

Under OS X 10.5 and earlier, I have enjoyed separating my OS X from my Apps and Docs using a disk 3 or more partitions scheme ... which I plan to continue. I ended up with this scheme on my main drive and my backups:

(each a separate partition)

 

OS X 10.5.8

OS X 10.4.11

Classic OS 9.2.2

Apps

Docs

 

I plan to only bring forward Snow Leopard, in hopes all my apps will run either under Snow Leopard, and possibly using Rosetta.

 

How would you partition the space for a 3 partition setup?:

 

OS X 10.6.8

Apps

Docs

 

In paticular, how much space would you allot for the OS X 10.6.8? reasoning?

 

How might I utilize Time Machine ... currently sticking with CCC.

 

This drive is a 3 platter, 1TB per platter, design (ST3000DM001).

 

Thanks.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (Early 2008) 3.0GHz Intel Xeon x 2

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