Finally Got External HDD: How do I use it for Leopard (750GB) & Windows (250GB)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bembol, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    First, Happy Holidays!

    Second, I got lucky today on Boxing Day and picked a Western Digital 1TB External HDD (USB 2.0).

    I'm running Leopard with BootCamp using Windows XP Pro (SP2). I want to SPLIT the HDD, 750GB for OSX and 250GB for XP.

    This is my first time using/backing-up. Not exactly sure what to do.

    Thanks in advance. :eek:
  2. kajitox macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2007
    Use disk utility to partition the hard drive into the respective sizes. Do note that your hard drive does not have 1000GB of space, it is instead something like 900GB, so your respective sizes will not be 750 and 250.

    When you format each partition, make one of them compatible with Windows, and that should work.
  3. bembol thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    So what's this Format option?

    BTW, do I create a Third Partition for TIME MACHINE?
  4. bc008 macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    depending on how much you have on your computer, you dont have to portion for time machine.

    i have a 320 GB external, and only like 20 GB's of it is taken up with time machine.

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