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Re: Mac Tech question


On 13/07/2005, at 8:28 PM, judsoN wrote:

>> Hi All:
>>
>> So I just bought a new lacie harddrive and am getting ready to
>> partition it.
>> Before I do so I was hoping to find out if I were to split it into 3
>> partitions, Would and of them be the faster partition.
>>
>> Any help would be great.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Lee
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> nope. works pretty much the same for all platforms. i suppose you
> could just periodically "defragment" one and not the others. or
> use a speed enhancing utility on just one. but not much reason to.
>
>
>

Exactly correct no difference between them, no advantage in de-
fragmenting drives under OS X.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum%668

>
> your mac OS CD's come with a utility called "disk utility". it
> does "defragmenting" and repairs on any internal and external
> drives. keeps things running smooth. (it's been included since os
> 4, i think) you can use them or the lacie cds to partition, name,
> initialize drives.
>
>
>

Disk utility does the job very well. http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/
durepairfns.html

Cocktail for daily Maintennance. http://www.macosxcocktail.com/

http://www.thexlab.com a must visit site for all users of Mac.

>
> the only real benefit to partitioning on a mac though is that if
> one sector gets damaged, the damage only effects that part. using
> disk urtility, norton, or tech tool regularly makes that rare. on
> a pc, a partition lets you have multiple OS'es (not mac OS'es
> though), but generally on macs, there is software so you can run
> windows, linux, etc almost like programs and never re-boot. so
> there's little incentive to partition. but i may be wrong and
> somebody else might have a good use for it.
>
>
>

Do Not Use Norton products on a Mac. Diskwarrior for Drive problems -
http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/ see X-Lab for other products.

It makes sense to partition a huge drive into useable chunks as a
precautionary measure as mentioned. But it does assist with caching
of drive allowing it to operate more efficient also less wear on HD
parts as it does not have to read whole drive every-time.

If using for video editing partition as much space as possible for
your capture drive then defrag this drive regularly.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/basic_archiving_movie.html

>
> guess you could format one (or more) for DOS, so you could use it
> cross platform.
>
>
>

http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/sharefwdrive.html

Cheers!
`Rob

DISCUSSION

Re: Mac Tech question


On 13/07/2005, at 8:28 PM, judsoN wrote:

>> Hi All:
>>
>> So I just bought a new lacie harddrive and am getting ready to
>> partition it.
>> Before I do so I was hoping to find out if I were to split it into 3
>> partitions, Would and of them be the faster partition.
>>
>> Any help would be great.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Lee
>>
>>
>
> nope. works pretty much the same for all platforms. i suppose you
> could just periodically "defragment" one and not the others. or
> use a speed enhancing utility on just one. but not much reason to.
>

Exactly correct no difference between them, no advantage in de-
fragmenting drives under OS X.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum%668

>
> your mac OS CD's come with a utility called "disk utility". it
> does "defragmenting" and repairs on any internal and external
> drives. keeps things running smooth. (it's been included since os
> 4, i think) you can use them or the lacie cds to partition, name,
> initialize drives.
>

Disk utility does the job very well. http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/
durepairfns.html

Cocktail for daily Maintennance. http://www.macosxcocktail.com/

http://www.thexlab.com a must visit site for all users of Mac.

>
> the only real benefit to partitioning on a mac though is that if
> one sector gets damaged, the damage only effects that part. using
> disk urtility, norton, or tech tool regularly makes that rare. on
> a pc, a partition lets you have multiple OS'es (not mac OS'es
> though), but generally on macs, there is software so you can run
> windows, linux, etc almost like programs and never re-boot. so
> there's little incentive to partition. but i may be wrong and
> somebody else might have a good use for it.
>

Do Not Use Norton products on a Mac. Diskwarrior for Drive problems -
http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/ see X-Lab for other products.

It makes sense to partition a huge drive into useable chunks as a
precautionary measure as mentioned. But it does assist with caching
of drive allowing it to operate more efficient also less wear on HD
parts as it does not have to read whole drive every-time.

If using for video editing partition as much space as possible for
your capture drive then defrag this drive regularly.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/basic_archiving_movie.html

>
> guess you could format one (or more) for DOS, so you could use it
> cross platform.
>

http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/sharefwdrive.html

Cheers!
`Rob

DISCUSSION

Re: Mac Tech question


On 13/07/2005, at 8:28 PM, judsoN wrote:

>> Hi All:
>>
>> So I just bought a new lacie harddrive and am getting ready to
>> partition it.
>> Before I do so I was hoping to find out if I were to split it into 3
>> partitions, Would and of them be the faster partition.
>>
>> Any help would be great.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Lee
>>
>
> nope. works pretty much the same for all platforms. i suppose you
> could just periodically "defragment" one and not the others. or
> use a speed enhancing utility on just one. but not much reason to.

Exactly correct no difference between them, no advantage in de-
fragmenting drives under OS X.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum%668

>
> your mac OS CD's come with a utility called "disk utility". it
> does "defragmenting" and repairs on any internal and external
> drives. keeps things running smooth. (it's been included since os
> 4, i think) you can use them or the lacie cds to partition, name,
> initialize drives.

Disk utility does the job very well. http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/
durepairfns.html

Cocktail for daily Maintennance. http://www.macosxcocktail.com/

http://www.thexlab.com a must visit site for all users of Mac.

>
> the only real benefit to partitioning on a mac though is that if
> one sector gets damaged, the damage only effects that part. using
> disk urtility, norton, or tech tool regularly makes that rare. on
> a pc, a partition lets you have multiple OS'es (not mac OS'es
> though), but generally on macs, there is software so you can run
> windows, linux, etc almost like programs and never re-boot. so
> there's little incentive to partition. but i may be wrong and
> somebody else might have a good use for it.

Do Not Use Norton products on a Mac. Diskwarrior for Drive problems -
http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/ see X-Lab for other products.

It makes sense to partition a huge drive into useable chunks as a
precautionary measure as mentioned. But it does assist with caching
of drive allowing it to operate more efficient also less wear on HD
parts as it does not have to read whole drive every-time.

If using for video editing partition as much space as possible for
your capture drive then defrag this drive regularly.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/basic_archiving_movie.html

>
> guess you could format one (or more) for DOS, so you could use it
> cross platform.

http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/sharefwdrive.html

Cheers!
`Rob