2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2012 12:25 AM by sEAN. Donoghue
juan carlos102 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I receive an advice to make faster and reliable my work, and was to make two partitions on my HD, one for my general files and the other for OS and software. Is this correct????

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: Partitions on my mac
    roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)

    I can't see how that would be faster juan, because the read and writes would be performed on the same drive. Therefore one may as well perform those same read and writes on the single partition undivided.

  • 2. Re: Partitions on my mac
    sEAN. Donoghue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you were to get a second hard drive (internal or external) it would speed things up for you because your main drive is "thinking" about running the OS and your applications, and the second drive is devoted to your files.  It's common practice with everyone I know in sound, video and photography, myself included.


    Extra hard drives are great to have around anyway.  It's good to keep two copies of everything.  Unless it's important, then we should have three copies.