How to set up a WD Passport external drive with Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mitchelljohnson, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. mitchelljohnson macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2011
    I've recently bought the WD Passport 500GB drive. I plan on using it for Time Machine, but I didn't want to allocate all of the space for it. I want to leave about 100gb extra for movies, songs, and such. So a partition is required from what I have gathered so far. Should i format it to be capable for Time Machine right away, or partition it first then format that partition?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Partition using Disk Utility, then format each partition the way you want.
  3. mitchelljohnson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2011

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