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Parition External HDD

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Nate, 2 Mar 2006.

  1. Nate

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Nottingham

    Is this possible if so how? can you do it via command prompt in windows?
  2. monaco87


    Joined: 19 Jun 2005

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    Location: Belfast, N.Ireland

    Is it available in Drive Manager?
  3. AFK_Matrix

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    U just go into control panel> administrative tools> computer management > disk management.

    With that though ** going to destroy any data i would think cos u'll have to delete the partition u have and then create how ever many u want. Ie 80gb hdd = 80gb partition, u'll have to delete this then create for instance 2 40gb partitions.

    Now if you have data on it and don't want to destroy it then i can only think of partition magic not sure if it does external hdd's though.
  4. Electronic Dave


    Joined: 26 Oct 2005

    Posts: 335

    Location: South Coast

    Yes PartitionMagic 7 & 8 do support external drives fine, it just takes a little while longer to load up at first (about 5-10 seconds depending on drive) as it accesses the USB2/Firewire external drive (obviously not as fast as internal access speeds).