OS X Mavericks :: External Drive Partitions Inside Themselves?

Dec 1, 2014

I use a 250GB external HD for most of my working files. It has five equal partitions. In one of the partitions--Cedar Mill (see attached images) --another partition (CM News) shows up in Finder. Inside CM News is another copy of itself ad infinitum... 

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... 

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

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OS X Mavericks :: External HD Formatted - Disk Utility Does Not Contain Any Tab Or Command For Creating Partitions

Aug 20, 2014

I have a new iMac using OS 10.9.4. I got an external HD for backup purposes and successfully formatted it. Now I want to create partitions; however, my Disk Utilities app does not contain any tab or command for creating partitions. Where should I be looking? 

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Remove One Of Two Partitions From Hard Drive

Dec 7, 2014

I have issues w/ one of the partitions on my hard drive. Can I remove one (of two) w/o erasing the entire disk? 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), iPad2, iOS 7.0.4,

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OS X :: 1 External 500GB Drive - 2 Partitions (MAC/PC)?

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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Mac Pro :: Can You Install Your External Drive Inside Your Tower

Apr 14, 2010

I have a Mac Pro (Intel) and have 2 empty hard drive slots. I have an external 2TB hard drive that I would like to take out of it's case and install into the tower. Can I do this without ruining the external drives? Here is my concern: I own an ACOMDATA 2TB drive, Model DHD2000UFAB-72. It is actually 2 hard drives inside. Is there something in the external case that or motherboard inside the external case that helps them run together as one? If I put each one inside a separate slot in my tower will it work?

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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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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 :: 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.

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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OS X Mavericks :: Backing Up External Drive To Another External Drive?

Sep 8, 2014

I have recently bought a MacBook Pro (10.9.4) with a 128 Gb solid state drive. My intended backup strategy is to have all my documents on an external 1 Tb USB3 drive (i.e, not in the MacBook Pro)  and to back up that drive AND my Macbook (system, applications, mail etc) to another, powered 2Tb drive. I’m assuming I’ll have to partition the 2Tb drive first, by the way.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), 2.9 Ghz Intel Core i7

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OS X Mavericks :: Downloaded To A Flash Drive Or External Hard Drive?

Jun 24, 2014

Can a coy of Maverick be downloaded to a flash drive or external hard drive?

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OS X Mavericks :: Search For Words Inside Documents?

Aug 27, 2014

Sometimes titles do not match the content. If I have a bunch of files with similar title, i.e. Chapter 1, 2, etc., but I want to find the chapter with the jabberwock in it, I used to be able to type "jabberwock" and it would come up in my search window.  Now it's only finding titles. I have so many files on my puter that it's taking me forever to find important documents.  Where did they hide this feature??? Tearing my hair out.

Mac mini, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: 10.9.4 - Time Machine HD Partitions

Aug 22, 2014

I just upgraded my OS from 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to 10.9.4 Mavericks.  My iMac has a 500 GB HD & I was using LaCie 500 GB XHD as TM backup successfully for many years using FW800. I removed the LaCie XHD & will save it in case I ever need those Snow Leopard backups.   I bought a new, 2 TB G-Drive to use for my Mavericks TM backup.  I am planning to partition the G-drive into a 1.5 TB TM backup volume & a 500 GB volume to use with Carbon Copy Cloner.

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), 4 GB RAM, Win XP Pro-Boot Camp

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OS X Mavericks :: 2 Partitions With Time Machine

Jun 25, 2014

Can I create 2 partitions into portable hard disk where the first formatted as HFS+ to use only for Time Machine source, the latter formatted as exFAT/FAT32 to use to swap file from OSX/Windows ?

Time machine will use only the first partition as source, it's possible?

I need to link hard disk both to windows and to OS X systems, can I do it with these 2 partitions? FAT32 or exFAT?

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Merge Two Partitions Into One / All Areas Are Grayed Out

Jun 6, 2014

how do I merge two partitions into one; all areas are greyed out on iMac (late 2013 model i7 3 TB 8 gb RAM).Created a second partition on iMac (Mavericks). After a few days I decided to delete that newly created partition and have been trying to merge it to create only ONE partition as it was in the original setup. However, disc utility shows everything greyed out and there is NO option to change anything. I have erased everything on that partition and thought "that should do it" -

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), i7, 3 TB HD, 8 gb RAM

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OS X Mavericks :: All Mac Partitions Lost Even Recovery Partition?

Jun 17, 2014

All mac os x mavericks partitions lost even recovery partition!! what should i do to reinstall mavericks again?

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OS X Mavericks :: Transfer Data Between Partitions In Finder?

Aug 26, 2014

I have 2 versions of OS X running on my mid-2012 MacBook pro. They're on separate partitions. I want to put everything into Mavericks and just use Mavericks exclusively. 

Can I simply open the 'disk' (which contains the partition with the other OS X installed on it) in Finder, locate what data I want to copy and put it straight back in to the Mavericks partition (copy and paste) or do I have to put it on a removable hard drive while booted in to the other partition and do it that way?  

Ideally I want to get rid of the other partition with the other version of OS X on it. Can I safely destroy that and re-allocate that 100GB back in to my Mavericks partition without any issues or will it have an effect e.g. loss of data/settings even though all my data and applications with the exception of anything I created while using the other version of OS X on the other partition... which I understand would be lost if I formatted the disk or deleted the partition without saving a copy of that elsewhere first.  

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Merge Two Partitions Using Disk Utility

Jun 24, 2014

I want to merge two OS X partition into one. In both of them it's installed OS X Mavericks but I don't need anymore the first partition.

Here's a screenshot of the partition table

I need to merge the 123.3 GB partition with the 34.9GB. Using Disk utility, if I erase the partition number 2, then can i merge the empty space (formatted with Mac OS X journaled) into the partition number 1, without loosing any file?

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Mac Pro :: Mirroring 3 HDs With 5 Partitions Onto One External?

Feb 25, 2008

I have three Hard Drives installed in my Mac Pro. The original one and two aftermarket. They total around 850 GiB. I have them divvied up into 5 partitions. If I wanted to Mirror them onto ONE external 1TiB Drive, what are my options? Is it a backup only type of thing, or are there options to do a real time mirror like RAID-1?

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OS X Mavericks :: App Folder Says It Takes Up 3x As Much Room Than Actual Apps Inside

Sep 2, 2014

I am planning on buying a new Mac this weekend and was trying to decide on a hard drive size. When I clicked "Get Info" on the Applications folder it said 31.7GB, but when I actually added up the amount of space of each app in the folder, it only came to 12.6GB. I even included the miscellaneous folders (some of which were a couple GBs in size). If I were to transfer to another computer, would it say my Apps take up a different amount of space?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 250GB

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MacBook Pro :: Where Should I Put Bootcamp When Got SSD Inside? - External HD With FW800

Sep 2, 2010

I got an Intel x25 160GB SSD and I use a Firewire case to carry my old 500GB 2.5 HD. Now the question is, where should I put my Bootcamp for better use. You know, I am afraid, if I put bootcamp in the SSD as well, the SSD will got heavy load.

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OS X :: Cannot Mount External RAID - Partitions Locked

May 25, 2009

I'm having a problem with my external RAID that I use between my G4 Laptop (10.5.x) and G4 tower (10.4.x). I downgraded the G4 laptop to 10.4.x so I can run Classic (kids educational software), and gain some speed. I backed everything up to my external RAID (two HD's RAID together). The downgrade install onto the laptop went perfectly. I went to restore some files from the RAID backup, and I got this error when trying to mount the external RAID: "the disk you inserted is not readable by this computer".

I just ignored the error and did not touch the RAID. I then re-connected the RAID to my G4 tower that had previously mounted successfully, and same error: "the disk you inserted is not readable by this computer". This time I started Disk Utility, and it sees the RAID and it's volume set, but it is "Locked" (see attached pics). I think I need to first mount it to change any "access control list" or permissions, but I can't figure out how to mount, and then change permissions/ACL.

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OS X :: Why Doesn't Finder Show All Partitions Of External Hdd

Mar 14, 2010

I've used Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500 Gb. It has been divided into 2 partitions. one is used for time machine, another is used for keeping my important data. I think that the Finder should show both partitions on the left, but it shows only Time machine .

I regularly run software update. As I can remember, it has ever shown two partitions. I don't know whether this is related to software updating or not. If it is 'yes', how can I solve it?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Partitioning An External 500 GB USB HDD (NTFS) In Two Partitions?

Jun 16, 2012

I realized Mac OS X 10.7.4 will only read NTFS partitions (can't write to it). I could install a third party driver or use FAT32. I decided to split the external Seagate HDD into two partitions (NTFS and Mac OS Extended FS).  

I went to Mac OS X's Disk Utility, but there was no way to partition the current single 500 GB NTFS partition with my existing data. It seems like I have to erase it with my data, and then partition into two. Is that how it supposed to work? This was on a new Mac Mini with all updates.

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OS X :: Changing Partitions - Time Machine Will Be Reinstall If I Change My Partitions?

Mar 7, 2010

I have an iMac 2.4ghz with a 320g hd, that I partitioned 50/270 when I installed Leopard. I read somewhere to have the opp system partitioned and I have been kicking myself in the rear ever since. Too many apps and files want to run next to the opp system, so I'm starting over.I used time machine for a backup of the system (both partitions are showing) on my 1 TB iomega external hard drive (minimax). I partitioned the external 500/500, time machine/additional storage.So that is what I'm working with, now for the question:With my backup complete, if I do a clean install to the internal hard drive (320g) in order to remove the 50g opp/sys partition and just have one 320g internal hd; will my time machine be able to restore to a clean 320 without having the 50/270gig partition setup? If so will this be a somewhat simple process?

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OS X Mavericks :: External Drive Shows On Other Mac

Sep 6, 2014

I have 3 macs, Macbook Pro, iMac 27" and iMac 20".  The drive shows up on the Macbook Pro and the 27" but when I plug it into any of the USB ports on the 20" I get nothing.  Nothing in the disk utility, nothing on the desktop and nothing in finder.  I have already tried PRAM and SMC resets with no change in status. 

iMac 20" - 10.9.4
iMac 27" - 10.9.4
MacBook Pro - 10.6.8

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Reformat External Drive

Aug 31, 2014

I have a 1 TB Lacie external drive.  it was originally formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted).  It also might have been formatted as a bootable drive, but I am not certain.  Today I mounted the drive, entered the decrypt key and want to re-format the drive as Mac OS Extended (Journaled).  I am using Disk Utility to do this.  When I click on Erase within Disk Utility, I get this error: I am using Mac OS X Mavericks. how to fix this so that I can re-format the drive?

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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OS X Mavericks :: Install On Same External Drive?

Aug 22, 2014

I would like to install os x Yosemite public Beta 2, since I have only one external hard drive and that one is my time machine, I made two partitions of it, one is backup and second for Yosemite.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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