new external drive: partitioning question

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    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.

    sps
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. Moderator emeritus

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    Disk Utility to partition...

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

    www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html
     

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