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

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

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    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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