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    Default noob tech qn: harddisk for iMac G5

    hi guys

    i've gotten a 320GB replacement harddisk for my iMac G5.

    is it better to leave the entire harddisk as one chunk, or will performance be better if i partitioned it?

    thx

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    Default Re: noob tech qn: harddisk for iMac G5

    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox View Post
    hi guys

    i've gotten a 320GB replacement harddisk for my iMac G5.

    is it better to leave the entire harddisk as one chunk, or will performance be better if i partitioned it?

    thx
    more partition, perform slower, 1 chunk is better, JSOB.

    but Raid few hdd even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox View Post
    hi guys

    i've gotten a 320GB replacement harddisk for my iMac G5.

    is it better to leave the entire harddisk as one chunk, or will performance be better if i partitioned it?

    thx
    Hi Stereobox:

    Personally I feel that it is always good to partition the hard drive.
    It comes in handy when you need to reformat your hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky View Post
    Hi Stereobox:

    Personally I feel that it is always good to partition the hard drive.
    It comes in handy when you need to reformat your hard drive.


    Yep, i concur with Silence Sky.

    Normally, it is wise to partition your hard drive if you do not have extra external hard drive
    to back up your working files.

    If anything happens to your Mac OS, you can always reformat it and leave the partition alone, working files intact.

    Of coz, if you have an external hard drive...lagi better lah.

    Never trust hardware so much....it will fails you when you least expected and need the working files urgently.

    Backup, backup and backup.

    Last edited by Deceased; 24th December 2006 at 02:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deceased View Post
    Yep, i concur with Silence Sky.

    Normally, it is wise to partition your hard drive if you do not have extra external hard drive
    to back up your working files.

    If anything happens to your Mac OS, you can always reformat it and leave the partition alone, working files intact.

    Of coz, if you have an external hard drive...lagi better lah.

    Never trust hardware so much....it will fails you when you least expected and need the working files urgently.

    Backup, backup and backup.


    What an ID you have got for yourself.

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    Default Re: noob tech qn: harddisk for iMac G5

    thx folks!

    based on the suggestions i've received, i've made the decision to use it as one chunk, as i figured i won't be reinstalling the OS anytime soon. and use the original harddisk i took out from the iMac as external backup ;-)

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