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2TB WD Passport: Possible to do 50gb Fat32 partition?

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What i mean is: can i have two partitions on the same HDD, both being of a different Format?


It's because really, my Macbook pro 2011 has identity issues tongue.gif in that it's 560 GB on windows and 130 for Mac OS X (need moar space for gamez)

But point is, can i have the external HDD show up as two HDDs, one being 50 GB Fat32 for compatibility across Macs and PCs (i have to transfer files from Macs to PCs and back)

and still have the rest of the 2 TB HDD on NTFS for files bigger than 4 GB (movies, large videos for Sony Vegas editing, so on)
     
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Yes. Do it, you will see that you can do it fine.
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i know it's Disk Management on Win 7, but how does one go about splitting off a 100 GB chunk off the 2TB in the first place.

Initially, the whole HDD is Fat32, i want to do partition first then format the 1.9 TB chunk into NTFS.
     
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delete or shrink the current partition(s), make a new one
and you have a 2TB drive, that formats into 1.81GB of usable space...
post #5 of 5
If the big partition is already FAT32, you should be able to just shrink it. But if you need to create a new FAT32 partition in Windows, the built-in tool will only let you go up to 32GB. So you would need a third-party utility like FAT32Formatter: http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/
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