MacBook :: 2 Partitions On External Drive/for Windows And Osx?

Dec 10, 2010

Is it possible to use an external hard drive (WD Passport) for both osx and windows ?

I read WD Passport has some sort of software built in, and the partition for mac and windows differs.

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Windows On Mac :: Making Partitions On External Hard Drive?

Jun 8, 2010

How does one go about using an external HD for backing up on both Mac and Windows machines?

I would ideally like to use Time Machine on the mac side. I have a 1TB Western Digital. Plenty of space, because i dont have that much stuff to back up.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Rename External Hard Drive With Two Partitions

Jun 6, 2012

I have an external hard drive with 2 partitions: One for my video and music files (named jukebox) and another for time machine (named time machine). The external hard drive itself is a 1TB WD Elements. If I open up disk utility I can see the name "1TB WD Elements 1023" with 2 subpartitions as above named. Similarly when I plug it in to my playstation the drive is displayed as "USB WD Elements 1023". How do I change the name "1TB WD Elements 1023" to something else? I can find it in finder and I can seem to find any command to change it within disk utility. I really like to change it as I sometimes have another WD Elements drive plugged in to the playstation as well and they both have the same name which is confusing.

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MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: Partitions Of External Hard Drive - Carbon Copy Cloner For Power Based Mac

Mar 3, 2009

I want to partition my external hard drive for my g4 power based mac running Leopard.I will have one partition for Time Machine and the other for Carbon Copy Cloner.Here are my questions:1. Which partition scheme should I choose for Time machine?2. Does Carbon Copy Cloner work the same way for non-intel macs as it does for intel? Do I need to click on the OS 9 check box to make my version of CCC bootable (I want a bootable clone)? Which partition scheme should I choose for Time machine?

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Windows On Mac :: Getting Windows To Recognize Partitions On External?

Mar 10, 2010

I have an external drive that I've been using for Time Machine backups and file storage. I had two partitions to do this (one for TM and another for files). That was pleasing until I bootcamped Windows 7 to my Mac. Now I would like to use another partition for Windows Backup and yet another for files since I gave Windows only 15 gb to work with (my internal HDD isn't very big). No problem, I thought.

My external HDD is 1TB so I just split the ridiculously large Time Machine partition in half and split the half in half. Voila! Four partitions on the drive! However, Windows would not recognize it. After searching around on the netz, I opened Disk Management (somewhere in the Control Panel's administrative tools). It asked me to initialize the disc. Wary, I searched the netz once again to find that this will likely erase my data. So I haven't done it.

My questions:
1. Will "initializing" the disc actually erase the data that is already on it?
2. Is there another way to get Windows 7 to recognize the drive (and the two pertaining partitions)?

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External drive partition map: Apple Partition Map
Connection type: Firewire
Windows OS: Windows 7 (64 bit)
Mac OS: Leopard

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Apr 7, 2009

I want to share one external drive with both my PC and Mac. I do not want to share the data. I want to use the PC partition to backup my Vista OS and want to use the Mac partition to backup my Mac OS. what is the best way to configure this?

I had created an NTFS partition using my Vista machine, but when I plugged in the external drive into my Mac and tried to create a Mac OS Extended partition, I lost my NTFS partion.

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Dec 1, 2014

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I am reluctant to delete them without knowing what I'm doing. How they got this way. 

I haven't noticed any particular problems, except possibly slow search times for opening/finding files... 

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iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)

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Hardware :: Using External Hard Drive Partitions And Formats?

Jan 27, 2009

I've just ordered a Seagate 500gb portable hard drive. I want it for backing up my 250gb Macbook, storing films and also for exchanging files between computers (Mac and Windows).

After reading various posts on the forums I'm planning on making 3 partitions:

1) 300gb for time machine backup. Mac OS X Extended (Is this the same format as HFS+ just a different name?)

2) 15gb for exchanging files. FAT32

3) The remainder for storing films. Mac OS X Extended.

Have i got these formats correct and are they suitable?

Also, i read that FAT32 is fragile and data can get wiped off it. If this did happen to the FAT32 partition, would it jsut affect that partition or could it damage data in all the partitions?

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OS X :: External Hard Drive/Partitions/Time Machine

Jan 11, 2010

I have still another EHD/TM question and I can't quite figure out where to ask for the help I need.
I have a Mac Pro OS 10.5.8 with 2 internal drives and a large EHD that I was using solely for Time Machine Back Up. After a recent conversation with tech support at Apple, I've decided that I should have still one more full copy of stuff that is critical to me--my original photographs. I currently only have the backup copy on TM.

So, I want to take my large LaCie EHD and partition it. I want to store things as follows:
1. Internal HD #1-primary HD containing all data except original photos
2. Internal HD #2-HD that contains nothing but original photos
3. EHD (LaCie):
a. Partition #1: Second copy of original photos
b. Partition #2: Time Machine back up of HD #1 and HD #2.

It seems as if it is easy enough to do the partition but I'm wondering if there is a way to get my original photos to go into both HD #2 and Partition #1 of the EHD at the same time that I import them via a card reader.

If not, I'm wondering how I can set this up so that I don't have to remember to copy the photos from HD #2 to the EHD. Do I have to use another back up program? If so, any recommendations? Will using another program mess up Time Machine? What am I not thinking about?

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Windows On Mac :: Removing Ubuntu Partitions From Hard Drive

Mar 27, 2010

I know this isn't "Windows" per say, but I couldn't really find a closer forum to post in. I installed Ubuntu following their online guide using Bootcamp and such because I was curious. Now, it's not really working as much as I would like it to, and I'd like to remove the 90 or so Gigabytes I gave to Ubuntu in my partition.

I tried using the Disk Utility, and it always gets stuck on "preparing to remove partition". I waited for an hour and a half once, and it still had not progressed. I also tried using the Disk Utility off of my Mac OS X installation disk and saw the same failures and results. What can I do to remove this plaguing Ubuntu partition off of my hard drive for good?

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Dec 14, 2009

Just a quick rundown of what I'm trying to do here:I have a 1 TB external USB SimpleDrive hard drive that is currently partitioned into three partitions, two formatted with FAT32 and one formatted with HFS+ for Time Machine. I learned how to enable Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard's NTFS read-write capability today and so I no longer need to keep my first two partitions as FAT32 (especially since I have files larger than 4 GB I would like to store on them). I have data on the first FAT32 partition that I would like to transfer to the second FAT32 partition once I have reformatted it as NTFS whereby I will then be able to reformat the first FAT32 partition to NTFS without losing my data.I have nothing important on the second FAT32 partition, but when I opened Disk Management in Administrative Tools in Windows 7, I found that the second FAT32 partition is currently set as the active partition of that volume. When I right-clicked and asked to Format that partition exclusively, I received the following

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Windows On Mac :: Get Back Lost Data/lost All Hard Drive Partitions After Windows Update?

Jun 26, 2010

I just booted into Windows and saw that there were some Windows Updates available and it asked me to reboot the computer however it failed to boot into Windows. So I restarted and tried to boot into OS X instead, but that didn't work either.

So I put in the OS X install DVD and checked out Disk Utility. Turned out that all my partitions where screwed up. There were 3 partitions listed as Windows_ldm, with incorrect sizes (I had 4 partitions before).

Long story short: I'm now reinstalling OS X and I lost everything I had on the drive, I think. I'll try some restore software once I've gotten OS X installed.

A little pissed right now... How the heck can Windows F up the entire drive?

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May 27, 2009

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Jun 19, 2012

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Windows 7

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Dec 3, 2009

I replaced the 160GB drive in my 13" MBP with a 640GB drive. I now have the 160 in an external enclosure. I got the huge drive so I can finally copy all my crap from my PC to my MBP and have it in one place. I don't have any big external drives, so I had 2 ideas:

- Make the 640 into 100 and 540 partitions, with the system on 100, and use the external 160 with time machine (assuming that's possible with TM?).
- Make the 640 into 160 and 480, system on 160, clone the system to the external 160 regularly as a backup. This seems better since the external will then be a full working system (I assume), in case my internal drive would ever break.

With either of these, I'm wondering how easy it is to separate all my media onto the other partition, like the itunes library, pictures folder, movies, downloads, etc. Or Should I just stick with one huge partition, and figure out some other partial-backup solution / wait till I get a big external?

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Mar 24, 2012

I have recently purchased a hybred 750GbHDD as an upgrade for my MAC Book Pro (Intell Version) I have a boot camp partition to the original 500GB HDD. How can I expand both partitions to fit the new drive? I have tried bootcamp and have had no luck due to the fact that boot camp doesn't see the additional HDD space of 250Gb. What am I not doing?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jul 1, 2012

Recently my PC with Windows XP crashed- it's old and the motherboard went. I had a full version of Windows XP on there, and I would like to know what I need to do in order to run Windows off of that hard drive (I've taken it out and have it in an enclosure). Ideally, I would like to be able to plug in this external drive, and start a program that will allow me to run Windows off of this drive.

I have downloaded a trial of Parallels Desktop, which seems like it will work, but it needs me to install a transporter on the Windows drive before it can migrate the drive. The problem is, I can't access my drive anymore since my PC is no longer broken.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mar 27, 2012

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Jul 9, 2010

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May 20, 2012

I am currently making the switch from Windows, I can't wait for my MacBook to arrive. My lovely Dell currently has a 320 GB HD that would prove a very nice external backup storage unit. I plan to remove it and find a case to mount and use it as such!

Only problem is, I'm fairly certain that I'll run into some compatibility issues and have never used an external HD.  I'm unsure of how the process works.  This is the HD in my personal laptop (only PC I own), so it's not like I have it hooked up to play around with as an external at the moment. 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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May 16, 2012

Ive recently purchased a new external hard drive. I plan to use it on both Apple and Windows OS. 

I was told that if I do, then i could corrupt the files/data that I will be accessing on both computers. 

Is there a "universal" format for an external drive which would prevent/avoid this kind of thing happening ? How should i format it or which format should i use so that i can use the drive both OS ?

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Aug 12, 2009

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Sep 30, 2009

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Nov 18, 2009

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Feb 2, 2012

I just bought my first mac (yay!) and am trying to transfer my files off of my old pc. The problem is that I stored all my personal files on an external hard drive, which is of course formatted for windows. My mac will open it, but it is "read only." I tried plugging it back into my pc and using the Migration Assistant to transfer my files over, but it was not detected (rest of the pc was).

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MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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