Question about Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, eSATA, External 500 GB Hard Drive
400gb segate partion to fat 32 (segate partion CD bootable)
In order to partition a drive, you must use the partition manager. There is a command-line version of this application that is more consistent between the different Windows OS's so I'll instruct you in that.
First we need to be sure we are partitioning the correct drive. Open up My Computer and write down what drive letter your seagate external drive is (i.e. G).
Now let's start up disk partition manager. click on the Start button, and then click on "Run" type in "diskpart" (without the quotation marks) and press enter. This will open up a command prompt window with the heading "Microsoft DiskPart...".
Type in the following command: "list disk".
This will bring up a list of all of your disks currently recognized by the computer. Be sure the drive letter you wrote down earlier is on this list, also write down the drive number corresponding to your seagate external at this time. now go ahead and select this volume by typing "volume __" where __ corresponds to the drive letter of your seagate drive.
Now that we have everything set up we will create the partition.
type "create partition [size=_]" where _ is the size of the partition you want to add, in megabytes (MB).
If you encounter any trouble or want something more than a simple partition see the full instruction to use the diskpart utility here:
Best of luck! and please rate my response
Posted on Jul 16, 2010
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