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

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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

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