Consolidate External HD Partitions?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Squire, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. Squire macrumors 68000

    Squire

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    #1
    Hi,

    I just splurged on a 120 GB external hard drive. It works fine. The only problem is that the guy who built it and set it up made 4 partitions- three 31 GB partitions and an 18 GB partition. Personally, I'd rather have fewer partitions just for organizational purposes. Is there any advantage to having it set up like this? And how can I consolidate the three 31 GB partitions into one 95 GB partition?

    Thanks in advance.

    Squire
     
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

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    There's no internet advantage to setting the drive up like that--unless it's formatted as FAT32 and that's almost as big as you can get a partition.

    To get it back to 1 partition, just open Disk Utility and erase the drive. Format it as 1 (or whatever you want) partition.
     
  3. Squire thread starter macrumors 68000

    Squire

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    Thanks a million for the response. (I was getting worried that no one would reply.) I've now got two 55.9 GB partitions. That was a piece of cake.

    Thanks,

    Squire
     

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