How to Make an External Hard Drive Partition on Mac

You have an external hard drive in which you would like, for example, to have both the Time Machine backup , as well as all your music files and your photos. To separate both functions well, ideally divide the hard disk into two partitions , so you can use all the space you have for totally different things. Making a hard drive partition is much more than creating two separate folders, but where do you start? In unComo.com we explain how to make an external hard disk partition on Mac.

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1 open Disk Utility

Open Spotlight and then search for Disk Utility. And open it up.How to Make an External Hard Drive Partition on Mac How to Make an External Hard Drive Partition on Mac

2  Select the disk

A window will appear and in column on the left will appear the different hard disks on your Mac (internal and external). Click on the one you want to partition.

How to Make an External Hard Drive Partition on Mac

3 Decide the Partition Size

In the tabs that appear at the top of the menu of the selected disk, click on ” Partitions ” and, once there, on the “+” symbol that appears at the bottom of the white box with the layout of the partitions.

The white rectangle will now appear divided by two in half. If you do not want the partitions to be the same, you simply move the dividing line up or down to see how much you want each partition to be.How to Make an External Hard Drive Partition on Mac

4 Apply and Create Partitions

Click on each of the partitions and put the name you want (you will also see how much exactly each space has). When you are finished, click on ” Apply “.

A new dialog box will appear asking you if you are sure. Click on ” Create Partitions “.

How to Make an External Hard Drive Partition on Mac

5 Partition is started

The process of creating the new partition will begin. You can follow its evolution in the bottom of the Disk Utility window . Be patient!

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When the process finishes, the new partition will appear in the menu on the left, under the name of the hard disk.

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