Partitioning External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Krim911, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Krim911 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I have an external HD that I need to put some files on. Right now it is in NFTS and I want to reformat into FAT32. I have two questions. I have a ton of music on the HD and have no where to put it. If I reformat, the music will get erased. Is there a way to partition the external HD and then reformat the partition to FAT32? Any help is appreciated.

    I have an intel mac with snow leopard.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    RE:
    "I have a ton of music on the HD and have no where to put it."

    This is off-topic, but if that music is valuable to you, you ought to consider getting a _second_ external hard drive and back things up.

    If something goes wrong with the external, you stand to lose everything.

    Find yourself a "bare" hard drive, and consider getting one of these:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=usb+sata+dock&x=0&y=0
    (numerous ones available, shop around!)
     

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