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Organize your online information with the data management and storage tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Mac computer
- Back-up drive or additional computer
- Mac OS X install disc (optional)
Back up data
Back up any data on the hard drive to another drive or computer. Partitioning erases a drive.
Launch disk utility
Go to Applications, then to the Utilities folder, and open Disk Utility.
Select the disk you want to partition by clicking on its name in the list.
Go to partition tab
Click the Partition tab.
Setup partition specifics
Choose a volume scheme for the drive and set options for the name and size of each partition. Drag the dividers between the drives to resize them.
Click Apply to partition the drive.