new external drive: partitioning question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by buckuxc, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2003
    hey all,

    My OWC Mercury Elite 250GB external hard drive is here finally...woohoo. So the two main things I'm looking to do with it:

    1) move my entire (or most) music collection over to it to free up space on my poor little 12" PB that has been pulling double duty recently

    2) make a disc image (i suppose) of my hard drive to a) back up my computer and b) probably take this time to just clear off the entire disc and reload what i have after removing so many gigabytes of music.

    So my question is, should I partition the external drive for this? If so, what would be a good program to do that with? Disk Utility already with OSX or something else? Where can I find the proper steps to clean off my hard drive and start it out fresh with out losing prefs and stuff? Thanks.

  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2003
  3. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Disk Utility to partition...

    Carbon Copy Cloner to create completely bootable clone of your existing HD in your PB. It's free (donation-ware).

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