patition external hard drive

  bendigo 17:21 13 Mar 2006

I recently bought an external hard drive in order to use it for backups. Having done one backup, I realize it would have been useful to partition the hard drive as it is twice the capacity of my internal drive. How would I do this? I realise that I would need to clear/delete the files from the disk first.

  howard63 17:28 13 Mar 2006

I would look at the faqs on the makers site. They might even have a prog for setting up their drive if it did not come with software for that.

  Diemmess 17:29 13 Mar 2006

No, don't do that.
If you are saving a backup or an image it won't overwrite anything. It is when you RESTORE the backup or image that you will overwrite the "target" (original drive).

Stay without partitioning the HD. To keep things separate you can open new folders like Pics for your pictures and so on.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:32 13 Mar 2006

Cntrol panel - admin tools -computer management- disk management.

Right click your drive and select delecte logical drive.

Tou can then make a new logical drive the size you require and format in the unallocated space then repeat the process to make as many drives as ou like (up to 26).

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