Seagate external hard drive Tags: Hard Drives Seagate Macintosh External Hard Drive Storage Last response: October 24, 2011 11:52 PM in Storage Share sbanke 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 Help More about : seagate external hard drive fzabkar a c 290 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: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/features.php 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMy Seagate External Hard Drive Forum SolvedMy seagate 1tb external hard drive is showing up in device manager, but not under disk management or my computer Forum SolvedFix or Salvage my External Seagate Hard drive Forum SolvedXP Media center won't read DVD files from Seagate 4TB external hard drive Forum SolvedI dropped an external seagate freeagent hard drive down the stairs. Forum SolvedDropped 1TB seagate external hard drive. Now it is asking me to format. Help! Forum Solvedhow to format an external 3tb seagate back up plus into an internal 3tb hard drive Forum SolvedSeagate external hard drive is no longer detected by my computer. Not found in disk manager. Light is on. Forum Bought External Hard Drive on eBay, Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 500GB, can't install Forum SolvedExternal Seagate GoFlex hard drive not recognized after being used as internal hard drive Forum HOW DO I FORMAT MY Seagate 3.5 inch External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 3TB TO NTFS Forum My seagate 1tb external hard drive is not detected Forum SolvedCan't access my Seagate Backup Plus External Hard Drive. Forum My 1TB Seagate external hard drive cannot be detected and the light is blinking Forum Do I need to reformat my seagate external hard drive? Not enough space Forum SolvedHow to repair seagate 500gb external hard drive Forum Seagate 1.5TB External Hard Drive Wrong Power Supply Forum Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive (exFAT) Not Recognized by MacBook Pro Forum Seagate External Hard Drive Launcher Error? Unable to Open drive by clicking the icon on my computer Forum Seagate 1TB external hard drive for Mac almost full, what do I do now? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !