Creating HFS partition on NTFS drive with Disk UtilitY?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shyamkolangara, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. shyamkolangara macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012

    Sorry I am new to mac. I want to know if it is possible to create a HFS partition on an NTFS drive using Disk Utility without having to erase the data? I have a 750 GB NTFS external drive with only 250 GB of free space. I want to create a 40 GB HFS drive so I can use Time Machine on it. I can read/write to my drive because of NTFS 3G/mac Fuse. If there is a way to use Time Machine on NTFS, please tell me about that.

    Thank u:)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Time Machine requires HFS+. It won't work with NTFS. You should be able to create a partition and format it HFS+.

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