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Last response: in Storage
October 22, 2011 7:03:11 PM

I purchased a hard drive & I want to partition it so I can back up pc & mac Computers separately.
I also want to format it for my mac.
how do I do this

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a c 459 G Storage
October 24, 2011 11:52:34 PM

You could try creating two partitions, NTFS for your Windows PC, and HFS for your Mac.

Gparted may be able to do this for you:

I'd select an MSDOS partition table rather than GPT.

Use your Mac to format the HFS/HFS+ volume, and use Windows to format the NTFS volume.

The HFS/HFS+ volume will be invisible to your Windows box, and the NTFS file system will be read-only on your Mac.