MyBook Studio II, partitions


#1

Hi,

I have a 2TB MyBook Studio II drive set up as a RAID 1 mirror.

Another same model i have yet to set up. I want to partition the drive but still have it set up as a mirror.

Will the mirrored drive automatically partition itself too and mirror everything or do i need to follow special steps/intructions?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Jay

Mac OS X

MyBook Studio II 2TB


#2

When you do the RAID configure it will automatically partition the drive for you.

All you need to do is choose the RAID you want  then click “Configure”.

FYI: 

Make sure that to save all data before you do the RAID configure.

RAID configure will erase all data on that drive.


#3

Thanks for the reply,

The drive itself has no partitions out of the box, just the 2 drives.

Since it’s a mirror i will only be seeing 1 drive on my desktop and that’s what i want to divide in two 500GB partitions.

It’s already configured and setup as RAID 1 through the Drive Manager, i need to know if - when i partition it - the mirror drive will take over the same partitioning.

Jay


#4

By default it already created 1 partition for the total of the drive space.

However you can create as many partition as you wish using the Disk Utility.

It will be on the same mirror.