All you will need is your Mac that features the OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later system, at least one storage device to partition, and a few minutes to get through the process.
StepsTo partition an external drive, it will need to be connected to your Mac. So, once it is connected just do the following;
- LAUNCH DISK UTILITY
- SELECT THE STORAGE DEVICE
- CLICK PARTITION IN DISK UTILITY TOOLBAR
Adding a VolumeTo add a volume, simply click the “plus” or “+” button found below the pie chart. Each time you click the button, you are adding another volume. You can then adjust their size, format type, and provide names. To make things as easy as possible, start with the first volume and work from there. Once you are in the Partition field name the volume.
From there, you will use the dropdown Format menu so that you can format the volume. Your Choices are as follows;
- OS X Extended (Journaled): The most common type
- OS X Extended (Case-Sensitive, Journaled) or (Journaled, Encrypted) or Case-Sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted)
- MS-DOS (FAT)
Once everything is set, you will simply need to verify the new partitions and click the Done button. Now you have a brand new set of partitions which can be most helpful in reformatting your Mac and helping it to run more efficiently. In addition, this can help with any office auto recovery or word files recovery when you use the right program such asuFlysoft. By having the right tools in place, you can make changes to your Mac in just minutes.