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partition a HDD for mac and pc


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Hey i have a 250 gig usb 2.0 external drive. Can i partition half of it to use for my mac and the other half to use for my pc? How would i go about doing this?
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Hi Badderup - Applications, utilities, disk utility. The drive will need to be formatted as fat 32 so as to be seen by both Mac and pc. Then create a partition, to whatever size you like. After having done that you should be able to use the external drive in both computers.

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