Partition External HDD, Will I Lose What is On There?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by northy124, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if I were to partition my External HDD (FreeAgent Drive 500GB) would I lose what I have on there currently? I have 150GB free and I want to partition 100GB to NTFS for Windows so I can use it with my Samsung HDTV which can playback all my Videos :D

    Can it be done without losing anything?


    P.S. Does FAT32 have a file size limit?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    No you won't unless you make the partition smaller than the files currently need, but as you have single partition, creating a new 100GB won't affect it.

    FAT32's maximum file size is 4GB if I recall correctly

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