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Chapter 38. Reformatting and Partitions

Hard disks are usually so huge these days that it is often a good idea to separate one large hard disk into several partitions. Each partition then acts like a separate hard disk, or volume—each partition has a separate icon, a separate window, and an individual name.

Using different partitions might also improve the speed of your Mac because it won’t have to search the entire hard disk to find your data—it will just search the one partition that your work is stored on.


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