Need external hard drive help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by McDrunken, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. McDrunken macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2009
    I am going to be getting a refurbished white Macbook sometime this week :D. This will be my first Mac. Everyone else in my family uses PCs and we would like to be able to share a backup hard drive. I need to know if I could partition a 500GB western digital hard drive with HFS or HFS+ and NTFS so that I could have my backup on one partition and the PCs could have a backup on another partition. If my mac were to crash, all I need to be able to do is get the files back on my computer (once it would be repaired) or another computer. I just need to backup things like pictures, music and documents.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I think in order to do the formatting, you will need to download and install NTFS-3G (with MacFUSE). I'm at work, so Google it ;)

    If I am not mistaken, it should let you format what you want from Disk Utility

    It is free

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]

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