NTFS and HSF+ on same external harddrive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TXBDan, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. TXBDan macrumors regular

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    Can i make two partitions on my external harddrive? One NTFS and one HSF+?


    The reason is that i currently have an NTFS ext HD full of stuff that i want to keep. Its more than i can fit on my MBP harddrive. I want to, however convert the drive to HSF+ so that i can use Time Machine and read/write properly. I no longer have a Windows PC (just boot camp and i'll use MacDrive).

    I know its a stretch, but before i go and buy a billion blank DVDRs or another ext harddrive, i wanted to check and see if there is a way i could add a HSF+ partition w/o killing my NTFS data. Partition Magic? Then move the date across. Then expand the HSF+ to the entire drive.

    Any chance of that happening? :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Look on the Partitions Magic page if it supports creating a volume with two partitions, of which one shall be HFS+.

    On the Mac side of life is iPartition, look if it supports it too. On MacUpdate.com you can also find other software for partitioning.


    As far as I know it's a risky business doing what you want, but if data gets "lost" you can always use Data Rescue II.
     

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