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OS 10.6 - Time Machine Question (MyBook Problems)


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Hello,

I have a MyBook for Mac that I bought from BestBuy today. ($65 for a TB, thank you slickdeals )

*I use Paragon NTFS, so my Mac can read/write NTFS fine...*

I would like to use about 500GB for Time Machine, then the rest of it for Storage. It came preformatted in HFS+. However, I would like my Storage portion to be NTFS.

I tried doing this by resizing the HFS+ partition to 500GB, then adding a second 500GB of Windows NT Filesystem. This failed. It would say it was partitioning, then nothing would happen. So I booted into Windows 7 (on the same MBP) and formatted the whole drive into 3 NTFS partitions (1 500GB Time Machine and 2 250GB Storage partitions).

This worked nicely (and is still working) but I would like to have my Time Machine be an HFS+ partition. Now, it won't let me change the partitions at all in Disk Utility. I can't even select the plus and minus signs to add or remove partitions.

So...

Is it necessary and/or beneficial to have my Time Machine drive be HFS+?

How do I do it?

*No data is on the drive yet, so I can completely start over with formatting or partitioning if necessary...*

11.6" MacBook Air Ultimate
PS3 Slim, Xbox 360 S, 40" Sony LCD
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NVM....I figured it out.

I didn't realize you had to switch from "Current Scheme" on the drop down selection in Disk Utility. Then, for whatever reason, the partitioning worked this time...

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