just HOW to bloody partition an external drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tivoboy, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    So, I've read all the post, I'm trying to partition an external drive for FAT32, and HFS+ journaled.

    When I plug the drive into the MAC, USB2.0, it recognizes the drive. So, go to Disk Utility,

    from there, I have a blank sheet, so I create TWO partitions, one is currently labled as FREE space, and the other I setup to be MAC partition and selected macintosh OS, journaled. This one is going to be 380GB of the 500GB.

    When I click on PARTITION, a pop-up comes up that says, this will erase all data, fine, there is currently nothing on the drive.

    Then, I click okay, up comes the rainbow beach ball and there is sits, for a LONG time, I have left it for 30+ minutes, but it never seems to finish. As well, it doesn't seem to be accessing the DRIVE, the activity lights are not running red.

    Does it just take a LONGGGG time? After about 40+ minutes, I kill the operation in activity monitor, since disk utility is showing not responsding.

    Anyone, thoughts, better way to do this?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    What sort of case do you have and have you tried a different USB port? Can you test the drive with another machine?
     
  3. tivoboy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ultra

    It is an ultra case, with a 500gb seagate drive in it.
    I had it hooked up to a pc, which worked fine, and when I had a 100gb NTFS partition on there, it popped up on the mac fine, didn't try to read and write to it, but it popped up fine.
     

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