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    What happens in Partitioning?
    What happen when I partition my hard drive? will it make the system fast?

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    No it will operate as if you have two hard drives installed is all.

    Your system is ever going to be as fast as the processing speed and system bus speed basically.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnphillip View Post
    What happen when I partition my hard drive? will it make the system fast?
    Definition of partitioning as it applies in "computer speak":

    Disk partitioning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    what is the benefit of partitioning my hard drive? does using external hard drive for project files in editing video can make the editing process fast?

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    Coming from the windows world which is known for crashes and losing important information; partitioning was very bennificial because it helped protect some files.

    If you had to format or reinstall the OS your files in the secondary partition would have been safe. It doesn't speed up your system but what it will do is limit the number of files your cpu has to sort through when processing or opening files.

    Now in the Mac world and out of old habit I did partition my hard drive and my MBP does "seem" to run faster/smoother.
    15" MBP 2.0 Quad-Core 8GB Ram 7200RPM 500GB HD
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    AlanSr what kind of settings did you used in your partitioning?

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    My OS drive is 200GB and my storage is 300GB
    15" MBP 2.0 Quad-Core 8GB Ram 7200RPM 500GB HD
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