Partitioning 5TB HDD: 2TB for Time Machine, 3TB for Photos - Which One First?

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Partitioning 5TB HDD: 2TB for Time Machine, 3TB for Photos - Which One First?

Hello Everyone,

I want to partition a 5TB external HDD with 2 partitions. One 2TB partition for a Time Machine backup of the 1TB internal HDD on my 2011 iMac; and one 3TB partition for my photos for Lightroom. I believe the first partition has faster access time than the second on a HDD - please correct me if I'm wrong.

My main question is: Which partition would benefit the most from faster access time (which again, I think would be the first partition). My guess is the photos; these are the actual photos I'm working on in LR, not a backup (I have 2 other 5TB HDD's for backup). Does that sound right, or would it be better for Time Machine to occupy the first partition? Or perhaps it makes little difference.

Anyone have info or opinions on this?

Thanks!

-Bob

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