Partitioning drive for carbon copy clone, what formats?

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  1. Renfred93 macrumors member

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    hey, I'm about to partition my WD passport into two section . It's 120 gigs and I'm going to use 100 gigs to back up all by media on my mac (pictures music video) and then I'd like to have a 20 gig section for extra flexible storage/transporting files from computer to computer, including PCs. So carbon copy cloner says the drive has to be formatted to HFS+ but in disc utility I don't see HFS+ under partition/format. also for the smaller partition what would be the best format for what I described above?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    HFS+ = Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

    You might want to consider FAT32 for the smaller partition

    Check out the various file systems here: MR Guide: File Systems

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    HFS+ is called Mac OS Extended in Disk Utility, there are four options there:

    Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    Mac OS Extended
    Mac OS Extended Case Sensitive (Journaled)
    Mac OS Extended Case Sensitive

    Best format is either Mac OS Extended (Journaled) or Mac OS Extended, I recommend Mac OS Extended.

    For the smaller partition I recommend FAT32 (called MS-DOS in Disk Utility), but the maximum file size for that file system is 4GB.
    FAT32 can be read and written to by Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.
     
  4. Renfred93 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the answer! so for FAT32 I read somewhere I need some software, or have to format it on a windows computer? how would I do this
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Not for FAT32
    You are thinking of NTFS

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    Disk Utility can do that, as I said it's called MS.DOS (FAT) in that application.
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  7. Renfred93 thread starter macrumors member

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    ohhh, ok thanks, you're right I was thinking NTFS
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you want that capability, you can Google NTFS-3G
    It will let you read, write and format NTFS

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