Time Machine & External HDD volume vs partition

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RemarkabLee, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    Hi Folks.

    If I have one of these and configure it as a 1.5TB hardware mirror, could I create a HFS+ 500Gb volume for selective iMac TimeMachine and the remaining 1TB space as a storage volume?

    I'm trying to figure out how best to use it. I'll probably use the iMacs' internal drive for Audio and Images and a scratch disk and the external for video storage and other less used files, probably via FW800 and hopefully eSATA in the future.
  2. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    I'm not positive, but if its a hardware Raid setup, you might be able to. I think you should be able to just go to Disk Utility, and partition it like a normal drive.
  3. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    as long as its a mountable hd partition it should work for tm
  4. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007

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