Partition Ext. HD with MBR without loosing data

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LERsince1991, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have a 1TB external HD and use it for time machine as well as to hold all my movies, programs and other data on. over 300gb of this, therefor I cant copy it to another source as this would take days and would like to split it into 2 partitions;

    1st
    Size: 500GB
    Format: OS X
    Description: Media and data

    2nd
    Size: 500gb
    Format: OS X
    Description: Time Machine

    Currently time machine sucks up the whole 1tb but I managed to turn off time machine and delete all the backups over night.

    I've tried disk utility and it can't resize without wiping because my external HD uses a master boot record (MBR) although the HD is formatted for Mac OS X I believe.

    Could anyone please help?

    Cheers!
    Luke.
     
  2. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #2
    anyone have any suggestions?
    I'm currently running with no back ups :/
     

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