1 HD for both Time Machine and storage

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  1. InSaNeCyAnUr macrumors member

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    My question is: Can I partition a big HD so I can use TM on one half and format the other half in FAT32 so I can put file for both OS X and Windows.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely. I've been doing just that for 8 mos now. The main partition is for Time Machine. The secondary partition is for VMWare virtual machine backups.
     
  4. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    It's possible, but I wouldn't recommend it.

    I'd rather have a backup disk separate from a working disk, so 2x500GB disks would be better IMO. Plus it most likely a cheaper solution.

    If you get a 2 drive enclosure, you could later upgrade to 2x1.5TB drives for futureproofing...
     
  5. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I have two external HDs and both of them are partitioned into equal parts.

    On my 500GB drive, I have one part reserved for Time Machine, the other for media stuff.

    On the 250 GB, one part is reserved for SuperDuper and the other for miscellaneous.
     
  6. InSaNeCyAnUr thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow thanks for fast replies!!! I want a single external disk because it's for my MBP and I don't want to carry too many stuff.
     

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