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Partitions on ext. hard drive


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clarineti

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Hi, I recently purchased an Iogear External hard drive-250 GB. It comes with 8 partitions. Should i delete them all into a single partition, and if yes, how do i do that? I'm quite new at with this so i could use any help. (i have a G4 powerbook 1.33). Thanks.

Edited by clarineti, 09 July 2005 - 11:02 AM.

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HI and welcome to Geeks to Go. How you set that hd up is entirely up to you. If 8 partitions is what you want, fine. If not change it. When you have the device connected to the usb port and powered up, the drive should show up in "my computer" as an accessable drive. You can right click on it and you should see "format" as an option. You can format it into one partition if you want. It will also show up under disk management. Go to my computer, right click manage, disk management. Right click on the drive and you will see available options, one of which is to delete partition.
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hi, thanks for helping.

As i said, i have a powerbook, which means that i dont have "my computer" or disk management. When i connect the external hard drive i have 8 icons "triselect"
showing on my desktop.
if i eject one of them, all icons dissapear.
Thanks
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G4 powerbook must be a Mac, hey? Sorry, ima no speaka mac. Maybe someone else can help.
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THis is way late but just for the random googlers...

For OS X - go to: Aplications --> Utilities --> and open, Disk Utility. In the partition pane, select each partition and delete it until it's all "free". then select 1 partition (or however many you want) from the pull downn (resize as needed for multiples) and format that sucker as you please.
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