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Re: Disk Image on a hard drive
Time Machine will consume as much space as you give it, so it's generally a good idea to dedicate a single partition to Time Machine.
Partitioning is a piece of cake. Launch Disk Utility, select the drive you want to partition, go to the Partition tab. If you want to add a partition non-destructively to a GUID partitioned drive, press the + icon. If you want to erase all current data, switch the Partition layout from "Current" to 2 or 3 partitions. Give them names and format them as Mac OS Extended Journaled.
After pressing the Apply button, read the warning message very carefully. It'll explain exactly what it's doing (erasing "old data", creating two partitions "new data 1" and "new data 2", etc). If something doesn't look right, press cancel.
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Thanks, that does seem pretty easy. Since it will be a new drive from OWC I assume I will do the "add a partition non-destructively to a GUID partitioned drive". I will split the new drive in to two 500 GB partitions.
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