Partitioning an external harddrive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hzamani, May 25, 2010.

  1. hzamani macrumors member

    May 1, 2010
    Hey All,

    I plan on purchasing an external hard drive when I get my MBP. I was wondering if I could partition it to FAT and HFS?

    HFS for time machine wireless back ups (Do they overwrite eachother?)
    And FAT for transferring files between computers.

    Would this work, how do I achieve this?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It's just a matter of using Disk Utility's "Partition" tab. It's pretty straightforward.

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