05-31-2008, 04:19 PM #1
Preparing External HDD for Time Capsule
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- Biloxi, MS
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?
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05-31-2008, 04:35 PM #2
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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.
05-31-2008, 04:38 PM #3
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.mike
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