Possible to partition the memory into three sections?

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  1. Ojitos84, Feb 19, 2011
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    macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am new here. I just ordered the ultimate MacBook air last night and I am trying to plan out how I should spread out the memory wisely on it with win 7. My first initial thought was to so spread them equally 128gb each. But I was wondering if there is a way to maybe put 64gb on each and leave 128gb free for both OSs to access? Will windows and Mac automatically find the free space if I partition the hard drive in three sections? This would be perfect in case I wanna access the same files on either OS.
     
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    torbjoern

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    You can partition your drive into as many sections as you like. Make sure that the partition to be shared between Windows and Mac OS X has a file system which is readable by both OSes.
     
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    Eg. Not Mac OS Journaled but FAT should do :)
     
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    FAT32 actually.

    It's readable and writeable by both windows and os x, but you're limited to 4GB files or less.
     
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    Or you could download a program that will allow your Mac to do ntfs and that would be best. ;-)
     
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    exFAT

    or exFAT as an alternative. It does not have the 4Gb file size limit.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I will try it when I get the laptop. :D
     
  8. macrumors G4

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    x2 on ExFAT. It is specifically designed by Microsoft for flash storage, and both OS X and Windows 7 can read and write to it without extra software. It's essentially "FAT64."
     

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