Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Mac Specs: 15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
12-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Beware that FAT32 will not allow you to place any file 4GB or larger onto the drive.
This will also erase any data currently on the drive.
Open up Disk Utility
Highlight the external drive (not the partition) in the left pane
go to the Partition tab
Volume Scheme - change it to however many partitions you want
Volume Information - Format - select MS-DOS (FAT)
for Mac only access and the ability to keep files larger than 4GB, leave it at the default selection Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
I would highly recommend 2 partitions - setup 1 for a SuperDuper! bootable backup (it would need to be at least the size of your internal drive or less based on how much data you plan on keeping on the internal) and then a 2nd partition for storing miscellaneous stuff
I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.