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velocelt 07-26-2009 05:18 PM

partitioning question
I have a MacBook (Intel) with a 320GB HD and as I recently suffered an HD failure (and had the drive replaced under warranty), I picked up a G-Tech G-Drive Mini 500GB ext. HD to use for archiving (w/Time Machine) and bootable backup (with SuperDuper!). I should mention that I have 210GB of stuff total (system/programs/files) on the on-board HD at present. Iíve read everything I can find about using these two programs in tandem, but Iím still unclear as to whether it would be best to reformat the external drive with two partitions (one each for TM and SD) or load both programs onto the same (single) partition. What are the pros and cons of each approach? Also, in my given scenario, how much space should I allocate to each partition (if using two)? I am not terribly tech savvy (as I suspect you have already discerned), so please be gentle!

Thanks in advance for your help.

dnanian 07-26-2009 09:46 PM

Did you review my FAQ entry on this exact topic? (See the Frequently Asked Questions section of the SuperDuper! forum...)

velocelt 07-27-2009 08:47 AM

Yes, I dutifully perused the thread titles in the FAQ section, and not seeing one that addressed partitioning, I ran a search for "partitioning" and "partition"--and came up empty-handed. What is the title of the thread that addresses my question? I'll gladly read it!

dnanian 07-27-2009 08:56 AM

Here you go:

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