Partitioning problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Skulesh, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Skulesh macrumors newbie

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    I have a Maxtor 750G Onetouch that I use with a mac and PC. The setup of the hard drive is four partitions with Fat32. I mostly use my MAC now so I decided that I would change one partition so that I could use the backup software that came with the Maxtor (instead of manually backing up each folder). I used disk Utility to change one partition to Mac OS extended, (which the backup software said was required). During the formatting I got a format error and now disk utility says:

    Write Status : Read/Write
    Connection Type : External
    S.M.A.R.T. Status : Not Supported
    Partition Map Scheme : Unformatted

    Unfortunately there is about 200 Gig of info that I do not want to lose on the hard drive. Is there a way to repair the drive? (disk utility does not give me the repair option)
    Should I try with a PC? (do not currently have a working one)
    Is it possible to have two different formats on one hard drive? (a google search said that it was possible but now I have my doubts)

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
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    Probably not, but you may be able to recover some data with an app like Drive Genius.

    Sure. Boot Camp partitions your system hard drive to HFS+ and FAT/NTFS.
     

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