how do you partition a hard drive

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  1. budaapple macrumors regular

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    Can someone walk me thru this procedure I did it once and have forgotten. It is a 120ghd that is external and it is attached to a dual 1.25 PM.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Open up Disk Utility and select the main image of the External Drive, then from the tabs on the right select Partition
     
  3. vkapoormd macrumors member

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    on this note, what is the main advantage of partitioning a hard drive, and what type of files should go in each partition? thanks.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Keep in mind, partitioning will remove all data from your hard drive.
    And the benefits are....
    uh I'll get back to you on that... ;)
     

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