Can I use a hard drive with windows and mac partition?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nick1516, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
  2. macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Yup, that's precisely what I did with mine.

    I got the drive, connected it to my Mac, and then ran Disk Utility. I created 3 partitions. One with a Time Machine setup, 1 HFS+ (general Mac storage of stuff), and 1 FAT32 (for my gf's HP laptop, could have done NTFS, but it was easier just to do FAT32 real quick with Disk Utility).

    I think I set the drive to MBR for the boot type, just so it could be used with my gf's PC more easily, but I don't remember off-hand.

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