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Ojitos84
Feb 19, 2011, 07:40 AM
Hi, I am new here. I just ordered the ultimate MacBook air last night and I am trying to plan out how I should spread out the memory wisely on it with win 7. My first initial thought was to so spread them equally 128gb each. But I was wondering if there is a way to maybe put 64gb on each and leave 128gb free for both OSs to access? Will windows and Mac automatically find the free space if I partition the hard drive in three sections? This would be perfect in case I wanna access the same files on either OS.



torbjoern
Feb 19, 2011, 08:11 AM
You can partition your drive into as many sections as you like. Make sure that the partition to be shared between Windows and Mac OS X has a file system which is readable by both OSes.

.Max.
Feb 19, 2011, 08:22 AM
You can partition your drive into as many sections as you like. Make sure that the partition to be shared between Windows and Mac OS X has a file system which is readable by both OSes.

Eg. Not Mac OS Journaled but FAT should do :)

Eclipse278
Feb 19, 2011, 08:33 AM
FAT32 actually.

It's readable and writeable by both windows and os x, but you're limited to 4GB files or less.

monaarts
Feb 19, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Or you could download a program that will allow your Mac to do ntfs and that would be best. ;-)

hans1972
Feb 19, 2011, 09:36 AM
FAT32 actually.

It's readable and writeable by both windows and os x, but you're limited to 4GB files or less.

or exFAT as an alternative. It does not have the 4Gb file size limit.

Ojitos84
Feb 19, 2011, 11:33 AM
Thanks! I will try it when I get the laptop. :D

KPOM
Feb 20, 2011, 07:07 AM
or exFAT as an alternative. It does not have the 4Gb file size limit.

x2 on ExFAT. It is specifically designed by Microsoft for flash storage, and both OS X and Windows 7 can read and write to it without extra software. It's essentially "FAT64."