Erase First, Then Partition?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bob2131, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. bob2131 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2008
    got an external drive (NTFS)
    I want to use it for mac.

    Do i just partition it into 2 partitions?
    Or do i need to ERASE it into one Mac Journalled volume first??

    Im erasing it now, it says its gonna take 12 hours. :)eek:)

    Or is erasing the first step.
    And then partitioning is the second step.
    Two distinct processes/operations, right?

    (i basically want two partitions on it, both OSX journalled. One for super super, and the other to maybe try sandbox or just storage or maybe time machine.

  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    The only reason to erase is to make sure no one else can access any data that was previously on there. If thats not a concern, just partition it.
  3. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2008

    yeah just about to cancel now......11 hours?!?! forget that.

    just gonna partition then....

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