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I just bought a 1TB external HDD. Would I be able to partition it into two separate drives, one for backing up my OS HDD (698GB) and the other for misc. items (233GB)? If I can, how would I go about doing so?
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yes, you can partition and HDD.
connect the HDD in to your computer, then Start -> Run -> diskmgmt.msc
That should open the disk management window, then find your external drive in the bottom pane, and right-click the volume, click shrink, go through the wizard, its pretty self-explanatory... you should now have a section on your drive called "Unallocated" right click it, New Volume, go through the wizard again... you now have 2 partitions functioning as two individual drives.
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yes, you can partition and HDD.
connect the HDD in to your computer, then Start -> Run -> diskmgmt.msc
That should open the disk management window, then find your external drive in the bottom pane, and right-click the volume, click shrink, go through the wizard, its pretty self-explanatory... you should now have a section on your drive called "Unallocated" right click it, New Volume, go through the wizard again... you now have 2 partitions functioning as two individual drives.
I figured it out a few minutes after posting I knew that I did it before, I just forgot what I did! Thanks for the help anyway haha
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