Partitioning a drive...

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I am thinking about partitioning my 2TB external HD. I use it for TM, and I don't need it to be nearly that big (internal is only 500GB). I figure 1TB for TM and 1TB for photo storage would be nice to have. I want to clear off some of my internal HD as it is starting to get too full. I know I would lose whatever data I have saved already, but that's not a big deal. I assume I would use Disk Utility to help me. Any advice or anything for me to be aware of? Any "got yah's"?
 
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2 terabyte external drive for under 100 bucks at staples or office max.

they are always on sale somewhere, newegg, macmall, etc.
 
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Other than the fact that your photos that are now stored on the external drive are no longer backed up?

This is true, I rembered that I would have to back up this HD somehow, but thanks for the reminder.

back-up is back-up ::: storage is storage!
It does not make sense from a security point of view to do something like this!
A back-up drive has to be separated from everything else.
storage devices nowadays became so inexpensive, that even a RAID system for a standard user using standard HDs are often not necessary or considerable.

RAID systems nowadays tend to become a somewhat specialised devices, mostly used on high-availability and massively parallel systems, which rely on special interfaces/protocols (e.g. BY-Net), that are part of the storage/database system or for those pro's who need a large amount of space with fast access (video) or building a large space area with still expensive ssd-drives.

saludos redondos -
tom

Does it count if, in addition to my TM hard drive, that I also have a 1TB drive attached to the computer doing weekly backups using CarbonCopyCloner, and another 1TB drive stored at my parents house that does bi-weekly backups using CCC? Fully bootable, of course. Not RAID, but I think my backups are pretty well covered. In addition, at the end of each year, I burn DVD's of all the new pictures that I take of the family from that year. Those are the onyl truly irreplaceable pictures I have... oh yeah, and clients, too. So, do summarize: 3 external drives, 2 types of copying, one drive stored off-site, and DVD's to boot... Covered? :tongue:

2 terabyte external drive for under 100 bucks at staples or office max.

they are always on sale somewhere, newegg, macmall, etc.

The thing is, I want to try and do this without having yet another drive plugged into my computer. I already have a FW800 drive, and a USB 2.0 drive plugged in permanently, in addition to my card reader (USB) which I use almost daily, in addtion to sourround sound speakers... I am running out of plugs and desk space for all this cr@p! :rolleyes: If I can make this work using what I have, I'd prefer that... the reason for wanting to use the 2TB drive is that it's the FW800 drives, and therefore will be faster than using my USB drive...
 

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