Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by w2dmb, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. w2dmb macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010
    Im new to mac, and Im pretty sure my question will seem stupid, but Im at a loss!

    I have a macbook, and my girlfriend has a pc, I want to buy an external hard drive to partition and use the one partition for time machine backups, and the other partition as general storage that both of us can use.

    Now, question is, I see bestbuy offers 'mac' harddrives, but does it really matter?

    Is it possible for me to buy a regular HDD, plug it into my mac (which now has macFuse and NTFS 3g installed), and use the disc utility to create the two partitions, one as the mac ox extended (presumably because timemachine only works with this fiesystem?) , and the other partition as NTFS for both of use to use for files?

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC

    Yes. That's the way I'd recommend doing it.
  3. w2dmb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010

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