Hard Drive Partitions

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jack, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. Jack

    Jack Guest

    I have a new external 120GB hard-drive that's preformatted to be
    cross-compatabile with both Windows and Mac. Is there a way I could make
    partitions on this hard-drive so that some will work on both platforms and
    some will be NTFS? Will it work? And also, as a primarily Windows and
    Linux user, what will be the downside of having a cross-compatible
    hard-drive to say, a pure NTFS one?

    Yours,
    Jack
     
    Jack, Jul 21, 2003
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  2. Jack

    philo Guest

    "Jack" <> wrote in message
    news:1eYSa.102658$GL4.27536@rwcrnsc53...
    > I have a new external 120GB hard-drive that's preformatted to be
    > cross-compatabile with both Windows and Mac. Is there a way I could make
    > partitions on this hard-drive so that some will work on both platforms and
    > some will be NTFS? Will it work? And also, as a primarily Windows and
    > Linux user, what will be the downside of having a cross-compatible
    > hard-drive to say, a pure NTFS one?



    i've never used a drive like that but would be interested to know what kind
    of formatting could be used with both windows and mac

    but i can tell you, that if you formatted the entire drive as NTFS
    it would only be readable to an NT based operating system
    (such as NT4, win2k or XP )
     
    philo, Jul 22, 2003
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