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    Default Partition order

    Geez, I've gotten myself all turned around on this...

    So, outer partitions are the faster ones (e.g., to be used for system, scratch and other high access speed applications).

    Here's my first question, the outer partitions are assigned _lower_ partition numbers, right?

    Secondly, in OS X, a drive in the Drive Utility partition menu window is represented as a "rectangle" and each partition is a segment of the rectangle.

    Here's the second question: am I right in that outer partitions are such that they are at the "top" of the picture (i.e., rectangle)?

    Thanks in advance for humoring what is clearly a dumb question.

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    Hello Revi,

    no dump question!
    I checked that once using MacPdisk.

    Here's my first question, the outer partitions are assigned _lower_ partition numbers, right?
    Right you are

    Here's the second question: am I right in that outer partitions are such that they are at the "top" of the picture (i.e., rectangle)?
    Yes, also you can click on the Drive icon and then on Partitioning it will show you the partition mapping.

    Some links:
    Reference Guide - Hard Disk Drives
    Partitioning Primer

    Regards

    Nicolas
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    Thanks, Nicolas!

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