How to delete partitin on external HD?

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  1. dilgit macrumors regular

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    On my MBP, I have replaced my Toshiba 750GB HD, with an Intel 250GB SSD drive. Before that I had Parallels and Win 7 on my Toshiba and assigned about 140GB out of 750GB for Windows 7. Now I intend to use my Toshiba as an external HD with a Macally FireWire 800 Storage Enclosure.
    My question: When I connect the external Toshiba to my MBP for the first time, will I be able to remove the 140GB partition with Disk Utility? Will Disk Utility recognize that partition that was used by Windows with Parallels? How do I get rid of that partition, so that I can use the whole space for backup?
     
  2. dilgit thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. dilgit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you sure? When I open disk utilities and check my SSD hd it does not see the 64GB partition that Windows 7 uses. So how will it recognize it on the external hd?
     
  4. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    not sure why your disk utility is not seeing your bootcamp partition. it can see my bootcamp partition.

    either way, give it a try. plug in your external HD and open disk utility. it'll see your partitions then go from there.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    If there is nothing you absolutely need to save on the external, you might consider re-initializing it with Disk Utility into a single partition....
     
  6. rolexman1008 macrumors newbie

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    Correct me if I'm wrong.

    I am also using Parallels n Win 7 in an Intel 320 160GB SSD.

    Parallels does NOT partition your drive. Hence Disk Utility will not detect any partition.

    Go ahead n just erase.
     

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