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External hard drive problem, please help.


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clarineti

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Hi,
I recently purchased an Iogear external hard drive 250gb.
It comed with 8 partitions, and i would like to know if i should make them all into 1, and if yes, how do i do that?
i have a powerbook G4.
I am not so experienced with this, so i would welcome any help.
Thanks
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Hemal

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You could format the drive- make sure you backup all your data first as you will loose everything on that drive
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You need to remove all the old partitions, put in one new partition of the type you want and reformat the drive. If the first partition is the type you want you may be able to keep it, but it may be easiest just to remove them all. However, one question is whether your computer is up to seeing and addressing a 250gb drive?
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Hemal

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is this drive connnected USB? and how old is the powerbook?
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I have a G4 powerbook which i bought in february. This is an external hard drive.
The problem is that i dont know how to format or delete partitions on the external drive thru mac. (i know pc's much better).
if anyone can guide me thru this i'll be greatful.
Thanks,
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Hemal

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Can you right click the drive and look for the option of format?
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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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Im very sry ;) im not very familiar with apple products :tazz:- you could try posting in the other operating systems forums

again i am very sry:(
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if it were a PC you could make all 8 partitions dynamic and then you could span them into one drive...maybe you could check the Mac site on if this is possible with mac
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