Partitioning App

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chuckd62687, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. chuckd62687 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2007
    Anyone know of a good freeware partitioning app out there?
  2. AutumnSkyline macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2006
    Have you tried the disk utility? finder>utilities>disk utility. : ) Select a volume you would like to partition, whether it would be your mac hard drive or an external one. If you have existing partitions, they should be indented a little, go to the non-indented ones to get the partition option.

    Have a nice day!
  3. chuckd62687 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2007
    I was under the impression that partitioning a volume would erase all of the data on it, I am trying to create more than one partition on my external hard drive without losing any data I currently have on it.
  4. MacDann macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2007
    Can see the end of the Earth from here
    I am not aware of any freeware that will repartition on the fly, however, I can highly recommend Drive Genius by ProSoft Engineering to do the job.

    A few weeks ago OWC had a deal where it was only $USD 59, which is a good deal.

    Consider that this app does a lot more than repartition, so you're getting a lot of bang for your buck, especially if it helps you recover a damaged or wonky machine in the future.

    Hard to put a value on that...

  5. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...not exactly user-friendly or for the timid, but OS X *does* have the built in utility for this by using the terminal ResizeVolume function....oh yeah!

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