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  1. #1

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    Oct 09, 2006
    Biloxi, MS
    Preparing External HDD for Time Capsule

    I have a WD 1TB external that I want to use for backups.

    Situation: I've been using this drive for a while. I have about 475GB of free space. Would I be able to simply create a 150GB partition and format it for MAC? Or do I have to clean the drive completely in order to create the needed partition?

    -13.3 Macbook Pro Retina / 64GB iP5 / 16GB iPad Mini

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    May 15, 2008
    Liverpool, Uk
    iMac 2.4ghz C2D, 3GB Ram & Powerbook G4 1.5Ghz 2Gb Ram
    HDD needs to be formatted and when that happens it erases any files.

    I never had the option to create a partition i don't think, i could be wrong though.

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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    Really only the new/a partition would need to be formatted. I haven't' tried repartitioning an HFS+ drive with data on it, but I imagine that there are utilities that allow this.
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