Partition External HDD, Will I Lose What is On There?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by northy124, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if I were to partition my External HDD (FreeAgent Drive 500GB) would I lose what I have on there currently? I have 150GB free and I want to partition 100GB to NTFS for Windows so I can use it with my Samsung HDTV which can playback all my Videos :D

    Can it be done without losing anything?


    P.S. Does FAT32 have a file size limit?
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Dec 10, 2008
    No you won't unless you make the partition smaller than the files currently need, but as you have single partition, creating a new 100GB won't affect it.

    FAT32's maximum file size is 4GB if I recall correctly

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