I am working on an Intel MacBookPro, running 10.5.8. I just got this drive today, and I like the backup tool, and plan to use it and would also like to maintain the pasword protection. I have all ready updated to the newest firmware using BootCamp, as it failed to run numerous times through the Mac OS.
So far everything is good, except I would really like to create a bootable clone of my OS as my IT department did not send the OSX install disks along with the computer. In order to do this I need an HFS+ partition, and that is also true for Time Machine. My thought is this. I want to create two partitions on the drive. One for backup of my PC and use the tools provided to handle that. In fact I have all ready created a disk image for my Boot Camp partition to have that readily available when VMware/BootCamp screw it up. Now I need to also be able to repair the Mac side of things, but that of course requires the HFS+.
So after that long explanation, let me clearly state the question. Can I partition the drive using DiskTools, one HFS+ and one NTFS-3g, and maintain the WD SmartWare VCD in the process? Is it in a protected space that would not be affected by the partitioning process or would it be wiped. If it would be wiped, could I create a disk image of it prior to partitioning that I could then put back into a third partition that I would add to the original scheme?
I really do not want to screw up the whole thing by doing it without an answer to this question, so I really hope I can get an answer to this one quickly, as I need to head a path as quickly as possible.