New here: hello. Basically the title says it all. I have a 1TB external drive. I have a Mac at work, Windows Vista, XP, and 7 at home, and Ubuntu at home too. I want 700GB to be NTFS and 300GB to be HSF+. How can I do this? This is what I already tried but failed: 1. Using MacDrive, I created a 300GB HSF+ partition. So I thought I could use Windows Disc Management to format the remaining 700GB as NTFS but it keeps telling me the "media is write protected." So I deleted all the partitions and started over. 2. Using Windows Disc Mgmt I created a 700GB NTFS partition, then opened MacDrive to format the remaining 300 as HSF+ but MacDrive can only do the entire volume - it can't just do 1 partition. 3. I remember reading somewhere where you can create an HSF+ partition and a FAT32 partition in Mac OS, then convert the FAT into NTFS on a Windows machine. Is this true? If so, how do I do this on a Mac - I'm a fairly new Mac user. Some notes: 1. Since I'm using MacDrive, I'm aware I can format the entire disc in HSF+ and my Windows will read it, but sometimes I hook it up to PCs w/o MacDrive so I need an NTFS volume. So 1TB in HSF is a no go. 2. An entire FAT32 drive is no good either b/c 90% of my files are over 4GB in size. So basically what I want is 2 partitions - 700GB NTFS, 300GB HSF+ I'm not looking for an alternate or a "work-around," I'm looking for that. Thank you!