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    Sep 26, 2007
    Bournemouth, UK
    MacBook Pro 15", 2Ghz, 2GB Ram
    Time Machine & partitioning
    Not sure quite where this should go but here goes.

    I've got a 120Gb internal hard drive and I need to get a backup drive. Is there any reason why I wouldn't be able to get something like a 500Gb HD, partition it, and use one partition as a Time Machine backup disk, and the other for regular storage? Just thought I should check before buying, although it seems that anything 500Gb and below is about the same price-wise these days.

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    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    That sounds like a good strategy .... it will work very well.

    Maybe consider a 3rd partition to create a bootable backup using SuperDuper!
    (Time Machine backups are not bootable )

    Cheers ... McBie
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    Member Since
    Sep 26, 2007
    Bournemouth, UK
    MacBook Pro 15", 2Ghz, 2GB Ram
    Ah that's an interesting idea, thanks.

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