How to partition a USB harddisk

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  1. erolz
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    erolz GBAtemp Fan

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    Hi,

    i want to buy the Western Digital My Passport Essential 320 GB USB HD and make 2 partitions, 1 for the USB loader and 1 for the Mediaplayer.
    is this possible and how?
    thank you!
     
  2. Harry Potthead

    Harry Potthead GBAtemp Regular

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    Sure, it is possible. You need a tool like Partittion Make for making partitions.
     
  3. erolz
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    erolz GBAtemp Fan

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    does this also work with USB harddisk? i thought a tool like partition magic only works with internal drives..
     
  4. lolsjoel

    lolsjoel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You can just use the hard drive partition tool built in to Windows instead of 3rd party software.

    Just type diskmgmt.msc in the Run command.
     
  5. DM357

    DM357 Advanced Member

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    IF you have vista, then it's easy.
     
  6. Omgwtfisthat

    Omgwtfisthat GBAtemp Regular

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    In Vista, I just right clicked on 'Computer', clicked manage, went down to storage devices and created the two partitions from there (on my 1tb WD elements ext hdd). It was pretty simple. Apparently there's a similar way in XP, not sure though. Maybe what loesjoel said.
     
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