external HDD partition question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by musthaveapples, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. musthaveapples macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    probably a stupid question and hopefully a quick answer / slap is all I need!

    got an external 1TB drive and want to use it for both time machine and as a storage space (ideally half and half). I've formatted it as macos journaled but have come across at least 15 different ways that people say are the best ways to set it up for being partioned.

    simple steps through this are probably needed!

    Cheers :D
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #2
    Well, just make two partitions with Disk Utility. Sizes can be what you like and make both Mac OS Extended (Journaled) unless you need to use them with Windows as then FAT32 is better. Then open Time Machine and select other partition and voilà
     
  3. Kingcodez macrumors 6502

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    Yeah keep it simple, just split it in half, the more you mess with it the more likely it'll break.
     

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