Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Partitioning an external HDD


  • Please log in to reply

#1
sagar13

sagar13

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
Hello,

I recently bought a 320 gb external hdd. I have placed about 150 gb of the backup data. now i want to partition it into two. is this possible? if yes, how? i use power quest partition magic application to partition the built in hard disk. Can i use it to partition my external hdd as well? will this cause any loss of the data stored in hdd?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
123Runner

123Runner

    Member 4k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,305 posts
Hi sagar13 and welcome to Geeks to Go.

To answer your questions....
Yes
Yes
and maybe.

To clarify...You most definately can partition the external drive. I am not familiar with power quest, but if it can "see" the external, it should be able to partition it.

Will it cause data loss? Most likely not, BUT there is always the possibility.
  • 0

#3
sagar13

sagar13

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
it does shows external drive (in power quest) but i cant partition it using this application(it does not support partitioning external HDD). Now, is there any other application that can help me do so?
  • 0

#4
123Runner

123Runner

    Member 4k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,305 posts
I own partition magic and it works quite well.
I went looking for an imaging software and found Easeus imaging software and partitioning software.

The Easeus Partition Master Free Edition I am quite happy with.
And it is free.

123runner
  • 0

#5
sagar13

sagar13

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
i owe partition magic as well....but it does not provide with much functioning over external HDD. what version of partition magic do u have?

anyway i'll try using Easeus Partition Master, and reply back asap.

thank you 123runner.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP