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hoodsmom
09-02-2009, 06:49 PM
I'm sure you get tired of GUID vs. APL partition scheme ?'s, but here goes.

If I want to back up data (not make a bootable drive) between a partition on a drive formatted GUID and another partition on a 2nd drive formatted APL, are there any special precautions I need to take when using SD! ?

Specifically, can I use SD! residing on an Intel, SD! residing on a PPC, or SD! residing on either backup to copy data between the two differently-formatted drives? I want to be able to access the data with both a PPC and an Intel.

Thanks.

dnanian
09-02-2009, 09:00 PM
No, no precautions. It doesn't matter. And both Macs can read both GUID and APM partitioned volumes, assuming a Tiger-or-later OS>

hoodsmom
09-05-2009, 05:02 PM
My two oldest computers are running Panther and have modest memory and speed, so I'm not likely to upgrade them to Tiger. Will they read data stored on a GUID partitioned disk?

dnanian
09-05-2009, 05:02 PM
I don't think they will, no.