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Can you partition an external drive and have it show as 2 drives?

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February 4, 2008 10:56:22 AM

Hi,

I don't need a lot of storage, and I think a single hard drive will do.
Saying that, I was wondering if it's possible to partition a single, external drive, so that it shows as 2 hard drives.
This way, perhaps I can back up 2 system's files.
Thoughts?
February 4, 2008 11:24:34 AM

stan412 said:
Hi,

I don't need a lot of storage, and I think a single hard drive will do.
Saying that, I was wondering if it's possible to partition a single, external drive, so that it shows as 2 hard drives.
This way, perhaps I can back up 2 system's files.
Thoughts?


Certainly ,,,, you can fdisk an extended partition [the whole hdd] then create the logical partitions,simple really,,
that is if your choice of OS will allow the operation,the other option is to,,get a HDD caddy and have a 2nd internal,but removeable HDD..Have phun...,,,,,,,,,,,Dokk2.
February 8, 2008 1:49:30 AM

I have a normal hard disk with a drive enclosure, and it has two partitions.
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