Seagate Backup Plus Partition

Seagate Backup Plus Partition

Seagate Backup Plus comes pre-formatted with the NTFS format, which is compatible only with Windows Operating Systems. Therefore, you can connect this hard drive to your Windows computer without any further formatting. But, this format is not compatible with Mac OS. In that case, we all prefer exFAT, which is compatible with both Windows and Mac Operating Systems. But unfortunately, exFAT is not compatible with Time Machine backup. In every way, there comes a hindrance. But, don’t worry; you still have a cool technique to deal with this trouble. You can handle this problem by creating partitions. Read this article and learn the procedure for Seagate Backup Plus Partition in detail.

Why Create Partitions?

If you want to use your hard drive on your Mac, Windows, and also for your Time Machine backup, creating partitions is the right option. Partitions are like rooms on your hard drive that don’t interfere with one another. Therefore, you can create a specific partition for your Windows and Mac computers with the exFAT format and make an exclusive partition for your Time Machine backup with the HFS+ format. With all that said, let us learn the exact procedure to do this task.

How To Create Partition In Windows 10?

  • Connect your Seagate Backup Plus hard drive to your Windows computer.
  • Open the Run box (Windows + R).
  • Type diskmgmt.msc and press OK.
  • When you are taken to the Disk Management section, right-click on your Seagate Backup Plus hard drive and then pick the New Simple Volume option.
  • The New Simple Volume Option
  • Now, enter the volume size and click Next. Assign a driver letter and click Next.
  • When the Format Partition dialog box pops up, specify the file system, allocation unit size, and volume label in the respective fields and click Next.
  • Go ahead with the instructions in the wizard and create a partition. In the same way, you can make as many partitions as you need.

How To Create A Partition On Mac?

  • Connect your Seagate Backup Plus hard drive to your Mac.
  • Click Go and select Utilities > Disk Utility.
  • Locate your Seagate Backup Plus hard drive under the External section and click on it.
  • At the top of Disk Utility, click the Partition option.
  • Now, give a name and size for your partition and specify the file format.
  • Device & Partition Info
  • Once done, click Apply. Then, Disk Utility will start creating a partition, and once it gets created, you can locate it in the left side of Disk Utility.

This is how you should create your Seagate Backup Plus Partition. For further clarifications, just connect with our technical experts by utilizing the Call button.

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