How To Partition Seagate External Hard Drive

If your Seagate external hard drive is large enough to store a huge volume of data, you can partition it to store different types of data on it. The partition process is also easy to perform. However, the procedure might vary based on the OS type you’re using.

Partition Seagate External Hard Drive

This page shows you How To Partition Seagate External Hard Drive.

Partitioning the Seagate EHD (External Hard Drive)

Almost all the Seagate drives are pre-formatted with one NTFS partition. This partition doesn’t allow Mac users to write data on the drive. So, if your drive is pre-formatted with NTFS, then partition it to work with your Mac computer.

Partition via Disk Utility

Follow the instructions below to create a partition on your Seagate EHD with the Mac computer.

  • Initially, ensure that your Seagate EHD is connected to the computer.
  • Next, open the Disk Utility app on your computer.
  • Locate and click on your external hard drive under the Drives section.
  • Click the Partition option.
  • Choose the number of partitions that you wish to create from the Volume Scheme drop-down menu.
  • Enter the partition name, format, and other details by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Finally, click the Partition button followed by Partition (again).
  • Now the partition process will be initiated.
  • Once the EHD is partitioned successfully, you can use it as per your preferences.

Using “Windows Disk Management”

Follow the instructions below to create a partition on your Seagate EHD with the Windows computer.

  • Open the System and Security screen on your computer.
  • Check to make sure that the drive is connected to your Windows computer.
  • Now, go to the Administrative Tools section.
  • Click Create and Format Hard Disk Partitions.
  • Locate the Seagate EHD and right-click on its unallocated space.
  • Select New Simple Volume.
  • Type the partition size, name, option, etc., when prompted.
  • Finally, click Finish to create the partition with the configured settings.

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