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    Back-up Solution and Partitioning Help
    Alright so I just received my 1tb iomega eGo desktop hard drive from apple, and before opening it my question is how many partitions should I make and what size should they be for Time Machine/Carbon Copy Cloner/General Usage?

    By the way, my internal hard drive is 250gb and has about 40gb used up

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    Danny,

    You are already looking at solutions, without having defined the problem.
    What issue are you looking at solving ?

    I think I know, but guessing is never a good thing ... so let's hear what your issue is and I am sure you will receive some good suggestions.

    To provide an interim answer, you can define up to 16 partitions on your disk.

    Cheers ... Marc
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    Quote Originally Posted by McBie View Post
    Danny,

    You are already looking at solutions, without having defined the problem.
    What issue are you looking at solving ?

    I think I know, but guessing is never a good thing ... so let's hear what your issue is and I am sure you will receive some good suggestions.

    To provide an interim answer, you can define up to 16 partitions on your disk.

    Cheers ... Marc
    The issues that I'm having are as follows:

    1.) I'm not sure what format to set for each partition i.e. (Journaled, Case-Sensitive Journaled, Free Space, etc.)

    2.) I'm also not sure whether to make 2 or 3 partitions and if there is really a point in adding that third one for general use (Keeping in mind that I don't have that much music or media on my internal hard drive so far, and I might need to use that extra space as a scratch disk for photoshop and imovie in the future)

    3.) I don't know how much space to allocate for cloning, time machine backups, and if I decide to add a third one what size it should be

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