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jmpell
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:42 am    Post subject: External Hard Drives Reply with quote

I just ordered a 13" MacBook Air for work. I will run Windows 7 via Parallels 6.0 in order to sync with my work server. I want to buy a 1Tb portable external hard drive to use as a back up for my new MBA. I also have a Mac Mini at home basically running as a home media server. I would like to be able to use this drive for both computers. Will I be able to use this drive for both computers equally or will I have to give one computer preference over the other? Will I be able to store and use my work files done in Windows with my Mac files? Is this possible and if so what hd would you recommend?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is easy. Once you've plugged in your new external hard drive to either machine, go to Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility.

Select the disk, then click Partition. You can set it up however you want. I would recommend, with a whole TB, making 3 partitions. 1 Time Machine for each computer, then a 3rd to use for Windows.
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